Main: (Noctuidae / Hadeninae)
73.244 [B&F: 2187] Common Quaker (Orthosia cerasi) (Fabricius, 1775)

 

Notes: Common often abundant, in a wide range of low-land habitats, including woodland and gardens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 34-40 mm. A very common early spring visitor to light traps, distinguished from the equally common Small Quaker O. cruda by the relatively large size and large orbicular stigma; and from Blossom Underwing O. miniosa by its complete and pale, upper stigmata clearly outlined whitish, median fascia, when present, narrow and dark, and hindwing fuscous (MBGBI Vol 9). Larva feeds on various herbaceous trees and shrubs, including Oak, Sallow, Birch, Elm, Hawthorn and Hazel, over-wintering as a pupa.

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Records Received By Year

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Percentage of Total Records

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Max Percentage: 0.7058604
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Phenology - Adult Records

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Phenology - Larval Records

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