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Clouded Drab
Orthosia incerta (Hufnagel, 1766)
Noctuidae: Hadeninae
2188 / 73.242
Photo © Matthew Casey,  24/03/2021 - Hethersett

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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
Status
Widespread and extremely common.
Exceptionally variable throughout its range.
Broad-leaved woodland, scrub, heathland and gardens.
Male does not have visibly feathered antennae.

Recorded in 65 (88%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1841.
Last Recorded in 2024.

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
13/05/2024127TG42Eccles
11/05/2024128TM08Quidenham
07/05/2024127TG31Upton
07/05/2024127TG10Cringleford / Intwood
05/05/2024127TG11Horsford
04/05/2024128TF93Little Walsingham
04/05/2024128TF93Thursford
02/05/2024127TG42Eccles
02/05/2024227TG11Horsford
02/05/2024127TG31Upton
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