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73.246 ~ 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. Since then it has also been recorded from a few other scattered sites across the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 27-30mm.

Confusion species

Clouded Drab, Common Quaker and Northern Drab.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Various damp places.


Aspen and poplars.

Lifestage data

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

Photo by DB, 23rd Mar 2012, Middletown