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Powdered Quaker
Orthosia gracilis

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2186 / 73.247

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in England and Wales, more local in Scotland, the larva feeding on bog myrtle (Myrica gale), sallow (Salix spp.), meadow-sweet (Filipendula ulmaria) and other plants. In Dorset, the moth is frequent in damp habitat but rises to common among bog myrtle in marsh and mire in the Poole Basin, and here the adult is often extremely variable, with pink, brown or purple forms predominating. The moth is also common on unimproved grassland. In all other places it is... Read More

Recorded in 36 (90%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-19mm
Flight: April - May
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants
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
24/05/2019+9SY58 Abbotsbury
08/05/2019+9SY58 Abbotsbury
04/05/201919SY79 Puddletown
03/05/201919SY98 Wareham
02/05/201919SY79 Puddletown

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