Noctuidae: Hadeninae

10044 Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi, (Fabricius, 1775)

BF2187 (ABH73.244)

Christophstal, March 2014
Christophstal, March 2014
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Christophstal, March 2014
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 2012-2013
 2014
 2015
 2016-onwards
Christophstal, June 2019
Christophstal, June 2019
 Photo © Peter Bissell


General Information

Although this species has an extremely variable ground colour, most have large, rounded stigmata with a pale outline.

 

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 13-17mm.
Foodplant(s): birches (Betula spp.), sallows (Salix spp.), oaks (Quercus spp.), Hazel (Corylus avellana), broadleaved trees
Flying: One generation, March-May
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Not endangered

Habitat

Almost everywhere.

Regional Information

Recorded in 1 (0.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Baden-W├╝rttemberg.

Last recorded in April 2018

Recorded date range (Flying/Adult): 20 March to 18 April

Similar Species
Christophstal, April 2018
Christophstal, April 2018
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Small Quaker Orthosia cruda


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Green, yellow, white
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5