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Twin-spotted Quaker
Anorthoa munda ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Hadeninae
2189 / 73.250
Photo © Paul Kitchener,  Shottisham, 20 March 2023

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Clouded Drab
Orthosia incerta
Forewing: 17-20mm.
Flight: One generation March-April.
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees. Oak, Birches, sallows etc.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Status
Morley's Final Catalogue: Distinctly local, usually rare. Ipswich, at light in Aprils of 1894-8 (Mly, Baylis, Pyett). Comes freely to sugar in some seasons at Waldringfield (Wlr) and in 1936 at Benacre (Gd). Taken before 1890 at Needham, Glemham magna, Aldeburgh, Beccles, and Bury.

Recent Suffolk Status: Common.

Life history: Single-brooded. Regular at light traps in small numbers. F. immaculata without the twin spots is seen occasionally most years. Larvae have been found hiding in cracks in bark at the base of large trees in the daytime in the county.

Identification: Clouded drab has blotches rather than twin spots on the cross line.

Habitat: Mainly woodland.

Recorded in 47 (81%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1894.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
12/04/2024125TM47Blythburgh/Dunwich
12/04/2024125TM47Blythburgh/Dunwich
11/04/2024126TL78Brandon/Lakenheath
11/04/2024125TM04Hadleigh
10/04/2024126TL78Brandon/Lakenheath
08/04/2024125TM25Wickham Market/Otley
07/04/2024225TM24Woodbridge/Martlesham
07/04/2024125TM37Halesworth
07/04/2024125TM25Wickham Market/Otley
07/04/2024125TM45Aldeburgh/Orford
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