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2182 ~ Small Quaker ~ Orthosia cruda
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A common species, found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 28-32mm.

Confusion species

Blossom Underwing and Common Quaker.

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Broadleaved woodland, other well wooded areas, wet heathland, hedgerows and gardens.


Mainly oak, but also recorded on downy birch, sallows, hazel and field maple.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in an underground cocoon. Larva late April-early June, feeding at night.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 13th Mar 2007, Commins Coch

Photo by MDH, 16th Mar 2010, Llanfyllin
Photo by MDH, 6th Apr 2010, Llanfyllin
Photo by DB, 9th Apr 2014, Middletown
Form ab.haggarti