The Moths of Suffolk
2264 Yellow-line Quaker, Agrochola macilenta, (Hübner, 1809)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and not infrequent

Habitats : Broad-leaved woodland, scrub, heathland and hedgerows

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-September to early December

Larval foodplants : Oaks, poplars, Beech, sallows, Hawthorn, and herbaceous plants, heather

Morley's Final Catalogue : Much less common than the last kinds (referring to Brown-spot Pinion & Beaded Chestnut). Ipswich, Needham, Bury, Brandeston, Aldeburgh, Leiston (ante 1890). In multitudes on Bentley Woods sugar in September and October 1893, but none there in 1894-8 (Mly, Baylis); Copdock in 1895-6 (Hkg). Waldringfield in plenty on ivy in October 1898 (Wlr). Henley (Sparke). Henham common in 1935 (Btn);. Bungay (Mn); not very rare at Fritton, Burgh Castle (D), Gorleston and Frostenden (Mr).

Wingspan details : Forewing 14-16mm, Wingspan 32-36mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultBrick, Agrochola circellaris
Red-line Quaker, Agrochola lota

Compare confusion species
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Rendham (x.2002) © M Deans

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Thetford, Norfolk (20.x.2005) © Lee Gregory
Ipswich, Suffolk (x.2004) © N Sherman
Thetford (21.ix.2002) © L Gregory
 
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Eye, Suffolk (9.x.2006) © Paul Kitchener
f.obsoleta - Ipswich, Suffolk (x.2008) © Neil Sherman
Found at night on Ivy - Ipswich, Suffolk (x.2008) © Neil Sherman
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (15.x.2009) © Neil Sherman
f.obsoleta - Ipswich, Suffolk (10.x.2014) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (6.x.2015) © Neil Sherman
 
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f. obsoleta? - Ipswich, Suffolk (10.x.2017) © Paul Kitchener