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Small Quaker Orthosia cruda Length 15-19mm. A rather drab spring-flying moth of deciduous woodland that feeds on sallow blossom; rests with its wings in a tent-like manner. Adult has grey-buff to reddish-buff wings marked with small dots and a large, dark kidney-shaped spot. Flies March-April. Larva feeds on deciduous trees including willows and oaks. Widespread and fairly common in southern and central Britain; much more local in Scotland.
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Small Quaker Orthosia cruda Length 15-19mm. A rather drab spring-flying moth of deciduous woodland that feeds on sallow blossom; rests with its wings in a tent-like manner. Adult has grey-buff to reddish-buff wings marked with small dots and a large, dark kidney-shaped spot. Flies March-April. Larva feeds on deciduous trees including willows and oaks. Widespread and fairly common in southern and central Britain; much more local in Scotland.

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Date: 14 Jan 2008
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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