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Small Quaker
Orthosia cruda
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Common Quaker
Orthosia cerasi

(Fabricius, 1775) 2187 / 73.244
=Orthosia stabilis

Norfolk status
Common and widespread.
Extremely variable ground colour, but most have large, rounded, lightly outlined stigmata.

Flight period seems to get earlier each year. Recent records from January, with occasional sightings in December!

Recorded in 66 (89%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1841.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
20/04/2024128TF74Brancaster
14/04/2024327TG42Eccles
14/04/2024127TG32Neatishead / Barton Broad
14/04/2024128TF51Walpole Highway
14/04/2024127TG10Cringleford (UEA)
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 13-17mm.
Flight: March-May.
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees Birches, sallows, oaks, Hazel
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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