Noctuidae: Hadeninae

2185 (ABH73.246) Lead-coloured Drab Orthosia populeti, (Fabricius, 1781)

KR10043

Hemingford Grey, 14th March 2014. Male.
Hemingford Grey, 14th March 2014. Male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 14th March 2014. Male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Monks Wood NNR, 25th March 2008. Male.
Monks Wood NNR, 25th March 2008. Male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 15th March 2014
Hemingford Grey, 15th March 2014
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 15th March 2014
Hemingford Grey, 15th March 2014
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 15th March 2014
Hemingford Grey, 15th March 2014
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 14th March 2014. Male.
Hemingford Grey, 14th March 2014. Male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 15-17mm.
Foodplant(s): Aspen (Populus tremula), poplars (Populus spp.)
Flying: One generation, March-April
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Broadleaved woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 35 (13%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in April 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 06 March to 20 May

Similar Species
Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Northern Drab Orthosia opima
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Clouded Drab Orthosia incerta

Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Glossy
Colours:
Green, white, brown, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5