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Common Quaker
Orthosia cerasi (Fabricius, 1775)
Noctuidae: Hadeninae
2187 / 73.244
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Blossom Underwing
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Forewing: 13-17mm.
Flight: March-May.
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees. Birches, sallows, oaks, Hazel.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Extremely variable ground colour, but most have large, rounded stigmata outlined paler.

Recorded in 66 (96%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1841.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/06/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
24/05/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
16/05/2021227TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
16/05/2021127TG20 - Norwich
15/05/2021327TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
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