Noctuidae : Hadeninae
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Northern Drab
Orthosia opima

(Hübner, 1809) 2184 / 73.248

Norfolk status
Local, predominantly along the coast in damp places, saltmarsh, sand-dunes, heathland.

Very variable in colour, with a yellowish-grey 'coastal' form recorded on the North Norfolk coast. The dark form (f. brunnea) being recorded inland. Smaller than the similar Clouded Drab with pointed forewing and darker brown central band.

Formerly only North Norfolk coastal records from 1997. (NMS No.55 1999) Found at Stoke Ferry and Lynford up to the 1950s, last recorded in the Brecks 1998.

Recorded in 20 (27%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Forewing: 15-17mm.
Flight: One generation April-May.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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