Main: (Noctuidae / Hadeninae)
73.242 [B&F: 2188] Clouded Drab (Orthosia incerta) (Hufnagel, 1766)

 

Notes: Common in woodland, gardens and wherever there are oak trees throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 32-42 mm. Very variable and often a pitfall for beginners, but usually shows a series of three small blotches on forewing, lying just inside the subterminal fascia, one on the costa, one on the dorsum and one in between; a common species which, with experience, is easily recognisable by the diagnostic wing shape. Larva feeds on Sessile and Pedunculate Oak and various species of Willow, as well as a wide variety of deciduous trees and shrubs, including Silver and Downy Birch, Hawthorn, Hazel, Elm and Lime, over-wintering as a pupa.

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Records Received By Year

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Percentage of Total Records

Total records
Max Percentage: 0.4104341
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Phenology - Adult Records

Max records: 878
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Phenology - Larval Records

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