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Northern Drab
Orthosia opima

(Hübner, 1809) 2184 / 73.248
Photo © Barry Spence, 19 Apr 2011,  TA411158Kilnsea, Spurn, VC61

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Yorkshire Status: Rare and very local resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Very local in Yorkshire although recorded from a few more sites than in previous years. Lorimer (MBGBI 9) suggests that this species is more widespread than O. populeti (Fabricius).

2012 (CHF): There are scattered records from various sites in the county particularly from or near our lowland heaths. This is not a common moth in the county and a photograph or specimen is needed for verification unless the recorder is very familiar with it.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 24 (12%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1842.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 15-17mm
Flight: April - May
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
19/05/2022161TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
17/05/2022161TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
27/04/2022161TA03 - Beverley (S) / Cottingham
22/04/2022461TA03 - Beverley (S) / Cottingham
04/06/2021162SE66 - Strensall
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