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Small Quaker
Orthosia cruda ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Hadeninae
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Photo © Stephen Youngs,  26/03/2018 - Peddars Way

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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 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
19/05/2020127TG33 - Bacton
16/05/2020128TF93 - Fakenham/Walsingham
15/05/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
07/05/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
03/05/2020127TG20 - Norwich
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