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Hebrew Character is the only one of this group of moths with a long black mark near the middle of the trailing edge.
Two small black marks near the base of the forewing.
Other Noctuids with similar markings
Hebrew Character and others -
The Hebrew Character moth is a Noctuid of the family Hadeninae with a mark in the centre of the forewing like a Hebrew character Nunנ
There are also a number of species of the family noctuinae with very similar markings to it. The ones shown here are the commonest of these.
The obvious differences are in the shape of the actual Hebrew Character.
There are also differences in the flight periods
Setaceous Hebrew Character
Indentation in the actual character goes nearly to the top and the bottom corner of the mark and is roughly an isosceles triangle.
Flight period May-
Indentation in the character does not droop and often bisects the hebrew character completely.
Flight period June to early August.
Marks like the ‘Hebrew character’ but marks are completely bisected.
A dark spot inside of the Oval Mark.
A very variable species
Small Square Spot -
Flight period August-
Flight period June -
Ingrailed Clay usually has a row of dark arrowheads inside the outer edge of the wing
Indentation in the actual character ‘droops’
Flight period March-
The Double Square-
Small Square Spot
See also comparison with Rustics.