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Orthosia opima (Hübner, [1809])

Northern Drab
73.2480 (B&F: 2184)

Synonym(s):
Orthosia advena sensu auctt. nec (Schiffermüller, 1776)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
    »Family: Noctuidae
      »Subfamily: Hadeninae
        »Tribe: Orthosiini

A resident species in serious danger of extinction throughout the region. Last detected in the west in 2002, and in the east in 2009. Usually seen singly, but occasionally sparingly on the Downs and a few parts of the coast. Single-brooded, flying mainly from early April to mid-May. Larvae feed on sallow, osier, (silver) birch and burnet-rose. (Pratt, 2011)

Orthosia opima (Hübner, 1809)
Ringmer, 18 iv 2018
Photo: John Luck
Orthosia opima (Hübner, 1809)
Bracklesham, 08 iv 2019
Photo: Derek Lee
Orthosia opima (Hübner, 1809)
Woodingdean, 23 iv 2014
Photo: Murray Tarvis
Orthosia opima (Hübner, 1809)
Thorney Island, 14 iv 2013
Photo: Derek Lee
Orthosia opima (Hübner, 1809)
Thorney Island, 29 iii 2012
Photo: Mike Snelling

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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