Noctuidae : Hadeninae
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Small Quaker
Orthosia cruda

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

A common species across the region.

Found in a range of habitats, particularly broadleaved woodland but also gardens.

Overwinters as a pupa while adults come to light, sometimes in large numbers.It also visits sallow catkins and comes to sugar.

Recorded in 107 (76%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-15mm
Flight: February - May
Foodplant:   Oaks Downy Birch, sallows, Hazel
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
17/05/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO54
15/05/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSO99
04/05/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO77 -
28/04/20191VC40 - ShropshireSJ60
24/04/20194VC36 - HerefordshireSO55

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