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Small Quaker
Orthosia cruda

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2182 / 73.245

Davey, P., 2009: A widely distributed species in Britain, the larva feeding on oak (Quercus spp.), sallow (Salix spp.), hazel (Corylus avellana), blackthorn (Prunus spp.) and hawthorn (Crataegus spp.). In Dorset, the moth is abundant in deciduous woodland and frequent amongst scrub and hedgerow containing one or more of its host foodplants.

Recorded in 38 (95%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-15mm
Flight: February - May
Foodplant:   Oaks Downy Birch, sallows, Hazel
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
29/05/201919SZ07 Swanage
27/05/201919SZ07 Swanage
23/05/201919SZ07 Swanage
17/05/201919ST72 Stour Provost
14/05/201919ST71 - Sturminster Newton

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