Noctuidae : Hadeninae
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Northern Drab
Orthosia opima
Lead-coloured Drab
Orthosia populeti
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Clouded Drab
Orthosia incerta

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2188 / 73.242

Morley's Final Catalogue: Fairly common; most usually dug as pupae in winter, and generally distributed.

Recent Suffolk Status: Common.

Life history: Single-brooded. Records from January and February in Suffolk.
Common at light and also found on Sallow blossom.

Identification: A very variable species in colour and forewing shape. Lead-coloured drab is normally smaller, has a more rounded forewing and feathered antennae in the male. Northern drab is also smaller, has a pointed forewing and has a darker brown central band, although this can be quite faint in Suffolk specimens of that species.

Habitat: Woodland, scrub, hedgerows, gardens.

Recorded in 54 (93%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
13/05/2024125TM48 - Beccles/Brampton
06/05/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
05/05/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
04/05/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
03/05/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 16-20mm.
Flight: One generation March-May.
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees Oak, Birches, sallows etc
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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