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Scientific Name: Naenia typica
Common Name: The Gothic
Naenia typica, more commonly known as The Gothic, has a wingspan of 33-40 mm. Although quite similar in appearance to the Bordered Gothic (Heliophobus reticulata) and the Feathered Gothic (Tholera decimalis), this species can be identified by its broader wings and dark patch between the forewing stigmata.
Inhabiting waste ground, suburban habitats and marshy areas, it is widespread in Britain and Ireland, but may appear less common than it is, because it is not as readily attracted to light as some species. Specimens may be found from June to early August, nectaring at flowers, or at sugared posts and ropes.
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