2188 Clouded Drab Orthosia incerta

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Family Noctuidae » Hadeninae

Wingspan 35-40 mm..

Flight period Mar to May


Variable species varies from relatively plain dark forms to well-marked buff and orange individuals. In the darker forms especially, there is usually a distinctive paler fringe to the forewing.

It flies from March to May, and can be found at sallow blossom as well as at light.

The larvae feed on a number of trees and shrubs, but especially oak (Quercus).Occupying a range of habitats, it is generally common


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