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2185 ~ Lead-coloured Drab ~ Orthosia populeti
UK Status

Resident. Locally common.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in 2012 at Middletown in the north-east of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 27-30mm.

Confusion species

Clouded Drab, Common Quaker and Northern Drab.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Various damp places.

Foodplant

Aspen and poplars.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa, in an underground cocoon. Larva feeds at night, late April-early June.  
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 23rd Mar 2012, Middletown