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73.247 ~ 2186 ~ Powdered Quaker ~ Orthosia gracilis
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species, recorded from sites across the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 33-42mm.

Confusion species

Clouded Drab.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


A range of fairly open, damp places including gardens, woodland & marshes.


A range of herbaceous & woody plants.

Lifestage data

Pupa overwinters in underground cocoon. Larva May-July, living at first on spun terminal shoots and later amongst the leaves.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 4th Apr 2007, Commins Coch

Photo by MDH, 13th Apr 2010, Llanfyllin

Photo by PB, 7th Apr 2011, Morben Isaf