|2185 ~ Lead-coloured Drab ~ Orthosia populeti|
Resident. Locally common.
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.
Clouded Drab, Common Quaker and Northern Drab.
Various damp places.
Aspen and poplars.
Overwinters as a pupa, in an underground cocoon. Larva feeds at night, late April-early June.
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Photo by DB, 23rd Mar 2012, Middletown