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Small Quaker
Orthosia cruda
Blossom Underwing
Orthosia miniosa
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Common Quaker
Orthosia cerasi

(Fabricius, 1775) 2187 / 73.244
=Orthosia stabilis

A very common species found throughout the region.

Found in a wide range of habitats.

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

Note Sometimes Common Quakers are claimed in the autumn; these are going to be Vine's Rustics which look similar.

Recorded in 112 (80%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-17mm
Flight: March - May
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees Birches, sallows, oaks, Hazel
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
01/06/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO86
31/05/20191VC40 - ShropshireSJ53 -
31/05/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO86
25/05/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ90
25/05/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSP07

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