Noctuidae : Hadeninae
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Clouded Drab
Orthosia incerta
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Powdered Quaker
Orthosia gracilis

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2186 / 73.247

Morley's Final Catalogue: Somewhat rare, and usually singly; widely distributed. 'Rare, but now and then visits the apricot blossoms' (Sudbury Journal). Copdock in April 1900 (Hkg); singly at Bentley Woods and Monks Soham in May (Mly). A few at light in Ipswich, 1893-9 (Mly, Baylis, Pyett, Platten). Needham, Tuddenham. Bungay (Mn), Barsham (Gls), Beccles (Crf); Gorleston (Mr); on sallows at Belton and Fritton (Wiltshire, &c.).

Recent Suffolk Status: Common.

Life history: Single-brooded. Recorded from March to June in Suffolk. Usually seen at light traps in small numbers.

Identification: Pale forms of Clouded drab could be confused with Powdered quaker, but normally have some darker markings and a straighter outer cross line.

Habitat: Marshland, wet woodland, gardens.

Recorded in 45 (78%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1893.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Determination
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/05/2024125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
07/05/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
06/05/2024126TM07 - Thelnetham/Redgrave
06/05/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
05/05/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
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Forewing: 15-19mm.
Flight: One generation April-May.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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