Main: (Noctuidae / Hadeninae)
73.247 [B&F: 2186] Powdered Quaker (Orthosia gracilis) ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

 

Notes: Common in marshes, damp woodland and gardens throughout the British Isles, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Widespread and still fairly common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 35-42 mm. The main confusion species is Common Quaker O. cerasi, but the grainy, or powdered, appearance of O. gracilis is usually distinctive, and the innermost half of the reniform stigma is usually darker than the outermost half. Larva feeds on various woody and herbaceous plants, including Eared, Grey and Goat Willow, Black Poplar, Blackthorn, Bog-myrtle, Meadowsweet, Purple Loosestrife and Common Fleabane, over-wintering as a pupa.

Flightime guide
JFM AMJ JAS OND

Records Received By Year

% of total records
Max records: 125
90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13

Percentage of Total Records

Total records
Max Percentage: 0.10757359
90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13

Phenology - Adult Records

Max records: 236
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Phenology - Larval Records

Max records: 8
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Distribution Map

Historical distribution at tetrad resolution
Click for density map

Record Density

As above but the larger the symbol, the greater the number of records
Click for distribution map
Web Hosting from Vision Internet Limited