Orthosia cerasi - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, 4 March 2010
Orthosia cerasi Adult


© Robin Howard

Orthosia cerasi (Fabricius, 1775)

Common Quaker
L'Orthosie du cerisier

Wingspan: 34-40mm

A univoltine species on the wing from January to May. Occurs frequently in most habitats and sites but is recorded more commonly in broadleaved woodland. A frequent visitor to light and sugar.

The larva feeds on various trees and shrubs before overwintering as a pupa underground.