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Clouded Drab
Orthosia incerta (Hufnagel, 1766)
Noctuidae: Hadeninae
2188 / 73.242
Photo © Stephen Youngs,  13/04/2018 - Peddars Way

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Orthosia opima
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Forewing: 16-20mm.
Flight: One generation March-May.
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees. Oak, Birches, sallows etc.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Exceptionally variable throughout its range.
Broad-leaved woodland, scrub, heathland and gardens.
Male does not have visibly feathered antennae.

Recorded in 65 (94%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1841.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/02/2021128TF70 - Beachamwell/Oxborough
24/02/2021128TF82 - Sculthorpe/Raynham
24/02/2021127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
24/02/2021227TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
24/02/2021127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
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