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Lead-coloured Drab Orthosia populeti (Fabricius, 1781)
Status .....A county rarity and currently restricted to just two regular sites in Nottinghamshire. In recent years, Lead-coloured Drab has been attracted to MV light traps operated at Bevercotes Pit Wood and Lound. The one photographed was trapped by members of the Lound Moth Group.
Female, photographed at Lound, April 7th 2014
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Lead-coloured Drab
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Lound Moth Group. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth reports 2003-2012). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nigel Beasley. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2013). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2016). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2017). Martin Gray. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2018).

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Updated August 2021

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