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Clouded Drab Moth

Observed: 21st March 2010 By: lpearcelpearce’s reputation in Invertebrateslpearce’s reputation in Invertebrateslpearce’s reputation in Invertebrateslpearce’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Cannot id this moth that was attracted to our moth trap

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Clouded Drab (Orthosia incerta) interacts

Comments

lpearce's picture

Thanks everyone.

Usually I have problems with identifying moths because they are duller or more faded than those shown in the ID books. But this one was the opposite, brighter and could not match it. The Clouded Drab in British Moths & Butterflies' by Chris Manley is much duller than this one.
Thanks again. I have a couple of others that I will try a little while longer to ID, or post them later tonight.

Les Pearce
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colhig17's picture

Clouded Drab

Got one of these at a light trap last year and remember it as darker than the photo. The name is so unfair - it's a lovely specimen!

Colin

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