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Small Quaker
Orthosia cruda
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Common Quaker
Orthosia cerasi

(Fabricius, 1775) 2187 / 73.244
=Orthosia stabilis

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the larva feeding on oak (Quercus spp.), hawthorn (Crataegus spp.), sallow (Salix spp.), elm (Ulmus spp.) and other deciduous tree species. In Dorset, the moth is ubiquitous and common to abundant with a protracted flight period lasting three months between the end of February and the end of May. The following individuals were trapped on rather early dates: Chamberlaynes, at light on 15 November 1938 (H Andrewes), West Bexington, at MV on 20... Read More

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

Forewing: 13-17mm
Flight: March - May
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees Birches, sallows, oaks, 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
01/06/201929SZ07 Swanage
28/05/201919SY79 Puddletown
24/05/201919SY49 Bridport
23/05/201939SZ07 Swanage
23/05/201919SZ09 Poole

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