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Lead-coloured Drab
Orthosia populeti (Fabricius, 1781)
Noctuidae: Hadeninae
2185 / 73.246
Photo © Chris Knott,  A strongly marked specimen; Great Ellingham; 11/03/2011

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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 53 (77%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/05/2020127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
15/04/2020127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
07/04/2020127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
05/04/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
04/04/2020128TF73 - Docking/Bircham
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