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Lead-coloured Drab
Orthosia populeti (Fabricius, 1781)
Noctuidae: Hadeninae
2185 / 73.246
Photo © Dave Appleton,  29/03/2015 - North Elmham

Similar Norfolk Species
Clouded Drab
Orthosia incerta
Common Quaker
Orthosia cerasi
Forewing: 15-17mm.
Flight: One generation March-April.
Foodplant:   Aspen, poplars
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Broad-leaved woodland.
Grey moth with characteristic round tipped forewing and usually smaller compared to similar Clouded Drab. Male has visibly feathered antennae.

Recorded in 52 (75%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/04/2019228TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
07/04/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
30/03/2019128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
29/03/2019228TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
29/03/2019128TF91 - Dereham
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