73.247 .... B&F 2186
Powdered Quaker Orthosia gracilis (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
Status .....Apparently common in Nottinghamshire, although the Nottinghamshire distribution map would indicate otherwise. We have still to record this moth personally despite many years trapping. The two moths photographed were kindly brought to us by Phil Cadman and Ian Hunt from the Lound Moth Group.
Photographed at Lound GP April 2014
Early stages                            
Half-grown larva, photographed at Ollerton Pit Woods June 2022.
Full-grown larva, photographed at Ollerton Pit Woods June 2022.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Powdered Quaker
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Lound Moth Group. Colin Watkin. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. David Hursthouse. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Sean Tobin. Sherwood Forest Rothamsted trap results 1986-1990. Robert and Jill Carlyle. Dave Morton. Andy Ashley. NBGRC. Martin Gray. Graham Birkett. Ian Blackmore-Allen. Tom Shields. Jason and Lily Reece. Andy Adcock.

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