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Clouded Drab Orthosia incerta Length 19-21mm. A variable and subtly attractive moth, despite the uninspiring name. Rests with its wings held flat, often one forewing partly the other. Adult forewing colour ranges from dark brown to grey-buff; usually visible are a dark central patch and two dark streaks towards the outer margin. Larva feeds on deciduous trees, notably oaks. Widespread and common.
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Clouded Drab Orthosia incerta Length 19-21mm. A variable and subtly attractive moth, despite the uninspiring name. Rests with its wings held flat, often one forewing partly the other. Adult forewing colour ranges from dark brown to grey-buff; usually visible are a dark central patch and two dark streaks towards the outer margin. Larva feeds on deciduous trees, notably oaks. Widespread and common.

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Date: 9 Jan 2008
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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