Noctuidae : Hadeninae
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Powdered Quaker
Orthosia gracilis

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

A fairly common species, more so in the south.

Most common in marshes but also found in damp woodland, gardens and more open country.

Overwinters as a pupa while adults come to light and visit sallow catkins.

Recorded in 104 (74%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
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 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
24/05/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO48
19/05/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSK04
14/05/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
12/05/2022+VC36 - HerefordshireSO34
11/05/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82

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