Lead-coloured Drab

Orthosia populeti


Species Codes

B&F 2185 RES 73.246

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Species Account

Can be confused with Clouded Drab (O. incerta) but Lead-coloured Drab tends to be less variable, usually predominantly grey, has a more rounded termen and more distinct black dots on the subterminal fascia.""

Aspen (Populus tremula) is the main foodplant, the larvae feeding at first within the catkins, and later feeding on the leaves. ""

A local species that can be found in broad-leaved woodland, parks and gardens.

Record Verification

Grade 2 adults can be confused with other species, so good quality photographs or possibly a specimen will be required if the recorder is not familiar with the species.

Distribution Map

The map below shows all records of Lead-coloured Drab (Orthosia populeti) in the Kent database. If you've got a dot to add, please submit your records to us. Use the control below to filter by time span:


The graph below shows at which time of the year Lead-coloured Drab (Orthosia populeti) can be expected to be recorded in Kent. Use the controls below to filter by VC and time span:

Reporting Rate

The graph below shows how the number of records of Lead-coloured Drab (Orthosia populeti) submitted each year has changed over time. Use the control below to filter by VC:

Photo Gallery

Below is a selection of Lead-coloured Drab (Orthosia populeti) images from Kent. If you would like to contribute any photographs, please email mothsinkent@gmail.com. Click on a photo if you would like to see it larger.

External Links

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