Noctuidae : Hadeninae
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Northern Drab
Orthosia opima

(Hübner, 1809) 2184 / 73.248
Norfolk status
Local.
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 19 (26%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2022.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/05/2022128TF94 - Wells/Stiffkey
19/05/2022128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
17/05/2022328TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
16/05/2022428TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
14/05/2022228TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
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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
 Immature Adult

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