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Small Quaker
Orthosia cruda
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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 116 (83%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
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 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
28/05/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ60
27/05/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ33
24/05/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO35 -
21/05/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ60
21/05/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ32 -

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