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73.244 ~ 2187 ~ Common Quaker ~ Orthosia cerasi
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A common species, found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 34-40mm.

Confusion species

Small Quaker and Blossom Underwing.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


A wide range of habitats, mainly up to a mid altitude, especially woodland.


A wide range of broadleaf trees.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in an underground cocoon. Larva April-June, living at first in developing buds then in spun shoots or leaves.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 14th Mar 2007, Commins Coch

Photo by MDH, 16th Mar 2010, Llanfyllin
Photo by MDH, 17th Mar 2010, Llanfyllin