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Orthosia opima
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Clouded Drab
Orthosia incerta

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2188 / 73.242

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the larva feeding on oak (Quercus spp.), hawthorn (Crataegus spp.), sallow (SalixUlmus spp.) and other deciduous tree species. In Dorset, the moth is locally abundant in deciduous woodland, but becomes scarce in open tree-less habitat, for example, there are no records from Portland.

Recorded in 37 (93%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-20mm
Flight: March - May
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees Oak, Birches, sallows etc
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
17/05/201919ST72 Stour Provost
11/05/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
08/05/201919SY79 Puddletown
07/05/201919SY79 Puddletown
01/05/201919SU00 Wimborne

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