Noctuidae : Hadeninae
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Small Quaker
Orthosia cruda

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

Morley's Final Catalogue: Abundant, though less so than M. stabilis and gothica, with which it frequents sallows everywhere.

Recent Suffolk Status: Very common.

Life history: Single-brooded. Can come to light in very large numbers in woodland. Larvae fairly regularly noted in Suffolk in late spring on Oaks.

Identification: Common quaker is bigger, with a more obvious larger kidney mark and outer line. Blossom underwing is more orange in colour and has the pinkish tinged hindwing.

Habitat: Woodland, scrub, hedgerows, gardens.

Recorded in 52 (90%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/04/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
13/04/2024225TM35 - Snape/Tunstall
13/04/2024325TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
13/04/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
13/04/2024126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 12-15mm.
Flight: One generation Feb-May.
Foodplant:   Oaks Downy Birch, sallows, Hazel
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2024. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024
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