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Species2185 Lead-coloured Drab, Orthosia populeti, (Fabricius, 1781)
Taxon stageLarva
Time of yearMay
Foodplantspoplars, Populus spp.
Aspen, Populus tremula
TipThe larvae spins two poplar (or aspen) leaves together, one upon the other, and lives between. The larva is easily seen against the light. It is very transparent, and almost colourless, of a yellowish-white tint with a black head. Often high up on tall trees. [Tutt]
Submitted byTony PrichardTip statusChecked
CreatedFri 20-May-2005Last updatedFri 20-May-2005