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Orthosia cerasi (Fabricius, 1775)

Common Quaker
73.2440 (B&F: 2187)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
  »Family: Noctuidae
   »Subfamily: Hadeninae
    »Tribe: Orthosiini

Synonym(s):

Orthosia stabilis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Status and ecology:

A resident species, often common in a wide range of habitats and occasionally very common to abundant. Probably generally distributed but high numbers are very local and irregular. Single-brooded, flying mainly from early February to late May. Larvae feed on (silver) birch, sallow, oaks, lime, elm, bramble, rose, sweet chestnut, hawthorn and ash. (Pratt, 2011)

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Bracklesham, 19 xii 2015 Photo: Derek Lee

Orthosia cerasi (Fabricius, 1775)

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