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Clouded Drab
Orthosia incerta
Common Quaker
Orthosia cerasi
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Lead-coloured Drab
Orthosia populeti

(Fabricius, 1781) 2185 / 73.246

An uncommon species.

A species of broadleaved woodland, parks and some gardens where poplars grow.

Overwinters as a pupa while adults come to light and also visit sallow catkins.

Note some forms of Clouded Drab are similar but this species has a leaden-grey colour and males have feathered antennae.

Recorded in 68 (49%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1857.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-17mm
Flight: March - April
Foodplant:   Aspen, poplars
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
03/05/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO49
20/04/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP06
16/04/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP18
13/04/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP06
04/04/20222VC37 - WorcestershireSP06

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