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2187 ~ Common Quaker ~ Orthosia cerasi
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A common species, found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 34-40mm.

Confusion species

Small Quaker and Blossom Underwing.

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


A wide range of habitats, mainly up to a mid altitude, especially woodland.


A wide range of broadleaf trees.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in an underground cocoon. Larva April-June, living at first in developing buds then in spun shoots or leaves.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 14th Mar 2007, Commins Coch

Photo by MDH, 16th Mar 2010, Llanfyllin
Photo by MDH, 17th Mar 2010, Llanfyllin