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Orthosia opima (Hübner, [1809])

Northern Drab
73.2480 (B&F: 2184)

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

Synonym(s):

Orthosia advena sensu auctt. nec (Schiffermüller, 1776)

Status and ecology:

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)

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Woodingdean, 23 iv 2014 Photo: Murray Tarvis

Orthosia opima (Hübner, 1809)

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