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Orthosia cruda ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Small Quaker
73.2450 (B&F: 2182)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
  »Family: Noctuidae
   »Subfamily: Hadeninae
    »Tribe: Orthosiini

Synonym(s):

Orthosia pulverulenta (Esper, 1786)

Status and ecology:

A resident species, fairly common to common in deciduous woods throughout, but sometimes very common to abundant in the north and north-west, while singletons predominate along treeless parts of the coast. Probably generally distributed but local in high numbers. Single-brooded, flying from mid-February to late April. Larvae feed on oak, silver birch, sallow, lime and rose. (Pratt, 2011)

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Scotney Estate, 02 iii 2019 Photo: Charles Waters

Orthosia cruda ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

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