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Twin-spotted Quaker
Anorthoa munda ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Hadeninae
2189 / 73.250
Photo © Patrick Clement,  Attracted to moth trap light, Mose Farm, Shropshire, 9.6.23.

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Clouded Drab
Orthosia incerta
Forewing: 17-20mm
Flight: March - April
Foodplant:   Oaks, birches, sallows etc
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

A common species across the region.

A species mainly of broadleaved woodland but also visits gardens.

Overwinters as a pupa while adults come to light and also visit sallow catkins.

Recorded in 108 (77%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
21/05/2022140SJ33 - Ellesmere/Gobowen
21/05/2022139SJ91 - Cannock Chase/Penkridge
02/05/2022136SO52 - Hoarwithy & Llangarron
02/05/2022137SP06 - Redditch
01/05/2022139SJ82 - Eccleshall/Gnosall
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