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Common Quaker
Orthosia cerasi (Fabricius, 1775)
Noctuidae: Hadeninae
2187 / 73.244
Photo © Steve Blain,  Biggleswade, 12th April 2024

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Forewing: 13-17mm.
Flight: March-May.
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees. Birches, sallows, oaks, 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: 10 February to 20 May - a photo will be required if reported outside these dates

Recorded in 20 (91%) of 22 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1904.
Last Recorded in 2023.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
10/06/2023230TL06 - Riseley, Melchbourne
03/06/2023130TL03 - Ampthill, Flitwick, Silsoe
28/04/2023130TL24 - Biggleswade (East), Potton
17/04/2023130TL13 - Shefford, Henlow, Shillington
16/04/2023230TL03 - Ampthill, Flitwick, Silsoe
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