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Clouded Drab
Orthosia incerta (Hufnagel, 1766)
Noctuidae: Hadeninae
2188 / 73.242
Photo © Richard Brunton,  09/03/2014 - 25 Digby Drive, Fakenham.

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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.
Widespread.

Recorded in 65 (94%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1841.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/06/2020+28TF93 - Fakenham/Walsingham
31/05/2020128TF91 - Dereham
25/05/2020128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
24/05/2020128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
19/05/2020127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
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