Noctuidae : Hadeninae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Cannock Chase, Staffordshire. April 2007 (D.G.)

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Northern Drab
Orthosia opima

(Hübner, 1809) 2184 / 73.248

A rare and local species; last record for Staffordshire was on Cannock Chase in 2007.

Found in open, damp places, heathland.

Overwinters as a pupa while adults come to light and also sugar, as well as visiting sallow catkins.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 15 (11%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2013.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-17mm
Flight: April - May
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
19/04/20132VC40 - ShropshireSJ60
23/04/20105VC40 - ShropshireSO67
23/04/20106VC40 - ShropshireSO67
23/04/20103VC40 - ShropshireSO67
09/04/20071VC39 - StaffordshireSJ91

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