Noctuidae : Hadeninae
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Northern Drab
Orthosia opima

(Hübner, 1809) 73.248/2184
Norfolk status
Very variable in colour, with yellowish-grey 'coastal' form recorded on North Norfolk coast. Dark form (f. brunnea) also recorded inland.
Damp places, saltmarsh, sand-dunes, heathland.

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

Recorded in 15 (22%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
10/05/2019128TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
01/05/2019128TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
29/04/2019428TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
22/04/2019128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
22/04/2019228TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
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Forewing: 15-17mm.
Season: One generation April-May.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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