Noctuidae : Hadeninae
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Small Quaker
Orthosia cruda

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

General comments:
Widespread resident.

This is one of a small group of moths that fly early in the year and are expected in most, if not all, light traps, yet some people have never caught it at all in their gardens. The reason is probably that it is mostly confined to woodland areas, especially those containing oak. A trap placed under an oak tree can generate several hundred moths within a couple of hours.

Recorded in 35 (85%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/04/2024120TL23 - Letchworth / Baldock
07/04/2024120TL11 - Harpenden / Wheathampstead
07/04/2024320TL30 - Hoddesdon / Cheshunt
05/04/2024420TQ09 - Watford / Rickmansworth
05/04/2024221TQ09 - Watford / Rickmansworth
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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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