The Moths of Suffolk
2189 Twin-spotted Quaker, Orthosia munda, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and reasonably common

Habitats : Broad-leaved woodland and scrub

Flight Period : Single-brooded; March to early May

Larval foodplants : Various trees and woody plants - found locally on oak and field maple

Morley's Final Catalogue : Distinctly local, usually rare. Ipswich, at light in Aprils of 1894-8 (Mly, Baylis, Pyett). Comes freely to sugar in some seasons at Waldringfield (Wlr) and in 1936 at Benacre (Gd) Taken before 1890 at Needham, Glemham Magna, Aldeburgh, Beccles, and Bury.

Wingspan details : Forewing 17-20mm, Wingspan 38-44mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultClouded Drab, Orthosia incerta

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Rendham (iv.2003) © M Deans

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ab. immaculata - Ipswich, Suffolk (iv.2003) © N Sherman
Found by day under Oak tree - Ipswich, Suffolk (v.2002) © N Sherman
Belton 9 Acre Wood, Suffolk (10.iii.2011) © Brian Jones
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (12.iii.2011) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (11.iii.2015) © Neil Sherman
Ab. immaculata - Ipswich, Suffolk (7.iv.2015) © Neil Sherman