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2186 ~ Powdered Quaker ~ Orthosia gracilis
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly uncommon species, but it has been recorded from sites across the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 33-42mm.

Confusion species

Clouded Drab.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

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

Foodplant

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.
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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