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Small Quaker
Orthosia cruda ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Hadeninae
2182 / 73.245
Photo © Ian Barber,  06/04/2023 Bedford

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Forewing: 12-15mm.
Flight: One generation Feb-May.
Foodplant:   Oaks. Downy Birch, sallows, Hazel.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

Bedfordshire status
Common resident

Verification Grade Comment: Acceptable flight time in county: 20 February to 15 May - a photo will be required if reported outside these dates

Recorded in 19 (86%) of 22 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1904.
Last Recorded in 2023.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/04/2023130TL03 - Ampthill, Flitwick, Silsoe
10/04/2023530TL24 - Biggleswade (East), Potton
09/04/20231130TL14 - Biggleswade (West), Sandy
09/04/2023630TL24 - Biggleswade (East), Potton
07/04/2023130TL24 - Biggleswade (East), Potton
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