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Lead-coloured Drab
Orthosia populeti

(Fabricius, 1781) 2185 / 73.246

Davey, P., 2009: A local species in south-east Britain, rare or absent elsewhere, the larva feeding on aspen (Populus tremula) and occasionally other poplars (Populus spp.). In Dorset, the moth is local and at low density due to the scarcity of poplar communities. However, the moth is particularly common on the Moors River at Hurn where mature black poplar (Populus nigra) trees grow along the river banks; three-quarters of the county total have been recorded at the site. The moth has also been... Read More

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Recorded in 15 (38%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1935.
Last Recorded in 2017.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-17mm
Flight: March - April
Foodplant:   Aspen, poplars
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
17/04/201719ST61 Sherborne
17/04/201719ST61 Sherborne
04/04/201519SZ09 Poole
02/04/201439ST61 Sherborne
30/03/201219SU11 Alderholt

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