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2188 ~ Clouded Drab ~ Orthosia incerta
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A common species, found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 34-42mm.

Confusion species

Powered Quaker, Northern Drab, Lead-coloured Drab and Twin-spotted Quaker.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Mostly in woodland, but also found in gardens and other habitats with trees or shrubs.

Foodplant

A wide range of broadleaf trees.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in an underground cocoon. Larva April-June, living at first in developing buds then in spun shoots or leaves.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 12th Mar 2007, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 11th Mar 2007, Commins Coch
 
Photo by MDH, 17th Mar 2010, Llanfyllin

Photo by MDH, 8th Apr 2010, Llanfyllin

Photo by PRW, 24th June 2010, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 24th June 2010, Commins Coch

Photo by MDH, 26th Mar 2011, Pont Llogel