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Small Quaker
Orthosia cruda ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Hadeninae
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Photo © Murray Smith,  05/03/2020 - Lingwood

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Forewing: 12-15mm.
Flight: One generation Feb-May.
Foodplant:   Oaks. Downy Birch, sallows, Hazel.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Distinguished by small size.
Broadleaved woodland, wooded areas and heathland.
Adults feed on sallow catkins.

Recorded in 64 (93%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1841.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
28/04/2021127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
27/04/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
27/04/2021127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
27/04/2021127TG20 - Norwich
27/04/2021127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
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