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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 99 (71%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
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 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
28/05/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO62
19/05/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSK01
18/05/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSK04
13/05/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ85
12/05/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSK01

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