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Small Quaker
Orthosia cruda

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2182 / 73.245
Photo © Damian Money,  Skelton in Cleveland, VC62

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Yorkshire Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded from all five vice-counties but not usually common.

2012 (CHF): Common and widespread across all five vice-counties with an increase in recent years. 2011 brought record numbers and 2012 seems to have brought a further increase. Big numbers can occur in broadleaved woodland in Spring, eg 357 at Ellington Banks on 23.3.2011.

Recorded in 151 (76%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 12-15mm
Flight: February - May
Foodplant:   Oaks and other broadleaved trees
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/03/2023165SE37 - Ripon
25/03/20231265SE37 - Ripon
24/03/20232365SE37 - Ripon
24/03/2023665SE37 - Ripon
23/03/20232665SE37 - Ripon
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