Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Scarce and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Mar-Apr.
Foodplant: Aspen, poplars
|Year first recorded||1904||1883||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2015|
|Number of records||88||66||42||135||9|
|Number of individuals||97||60||75||146||6|
For the county, we have a total of 340 records from 106 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A species which has increased in range and frequency quite considerably since 1970 but is still rather local and only taken in small numbers.
2012 (CHF): Local in the county but more widespread than Northern Drab. The feathery antennae of the males are usually quite characteristic and this species is less variable than some of the other Orthosia species particularly Clouded Drab with which it is often confused. Small numbers can be found in areas with aspen or poplars. 33 records in 2011 was a big increase on the usual numbers.