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Moth 9-4-13

Observed: 9th April 2013 By: PeterShirley11
Moth 9-4-13
Description:
Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Common Quaker (Orthosia cerasi) interacts

Comments

PeterShirley11's picture

Common Quaker

Thanks for your ids. I was not sure if it was a Common Quaker or a Lead Coloured Drab, so did not offer a suggestion. These are both very variable species and I thought it looked very like one of Lewington's illustrations of a Lead Coloured Drab, and that Common Quakers seem to be more of a browny/orange hue, but I am happy to go with your suggestion.

chrisbrooks's picture

UK Moths

Hi Peter, if you look at the first image on the link below, it is a dead ringer for your moth.

http://ukmoths.org.uk/show.php?bf=2187

PeterShirley11's picture

Common Quaker

I agree, Chris. Not easy to tell some of these Orthosia species apart, but I'll go with Common Quaker. Thanks.