Noctuidae: Hadeninae

2182 (ABH73.245) Small Quaker Orthosia cruda, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR10039

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Early instar, green form on Salix, Brampton Wood, May 2012
Early instar, green form on Salix, Brampton Wood, May 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell


General Information

Pupates in loose soil, usually close to a tree trunk.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.
Often found feeding during day

Forewing length: 12-15mm.
Foodplant(s): oaks (Quercus spp.), Downy Birch (Betula pubescens), sallows (Salix spp.), Hazel (Corylus avellana), Field Maple (Acer campestre)
Flying: One generation, late February-early May
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Broadleaved woodland, wooded areas and heathland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 93 (34.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in April 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 18 February to 19 June

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 12 May to 11 June

Similar Species
Old Weston
Old Weston
 Photo © Kevin Royles
Blossom Underwing Orthosia miniosa
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi


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