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Species Account for Orthosia populeti

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Orthosia populeti  (Fabricius, 1781) 73.246 Evidence needed
Lead-coloured Drab
Lepidoptera: macromoths: Noctuidae

Lead-coloured Drab 2 Copyright: Stephen Rolls

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Taxonomic group: larger moths (Lepidoptera: macromoths) - County data

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Records: 401
First Record: 1960
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 39
Pre-1992 hectads: 14
Total hectads: 40

Additional Phenology Data


Orthosia populeti Lead-coloured Drab 4
Orthosia populeti Lead-coloured Drab 4
Lead-coloured Drab 4
Lead-coloured Drab 4
Lead-coloured Drab 2
Lead-coloured Drab 2
Lead-coloured Drab and Clouded Drab for comparison
Lead-coloured Drab and Clouded Drab for comparison
Lead-coloured Drab
Lead-coloured Drab

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Broad Habitat Data (based on 90 records with habitat information)

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Habitat Detail and Method (based on 401 records with habitat detail and method information)

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