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Clouded Drab
Orthosia incerta (Hufnagel, 1766)
Noctuidae: Hadeninae
2188 / 73.242
Photo © Ian Black,  31/03/2021 - Tumbler Hill, Swaffham

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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
09/05/2021228TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
09/05/2021228TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
09/05/2021128TF82 - Sculthorpe/Raynham
09/05/2021927TG13 - Baconsthorpe
09/05/2021327TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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