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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Sep-Nov.

Forewing: 14-16mm.

Foodplant: Oaks, poplars, Beech, sallows, Hawthorn, other plants.

IMPORTANT - Please note that the maps and accounts are provisional, subject to change and further update.  The whole dataset still needs to go through the final verification process and it is likely that a very small number of records will not satisfy the present requirements and there are other records that have not been formally submitted.  The information is for guidance only.

Record breakdown:

Year first recorded195519821955
Year last recorded201120112011
Number of records1010862192
Number of individuals646022913378
Unique positions11111244
Unique locations9410208
Adult records941852052
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 2192 records from 208 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1955.


2264 Yellow-line Quaker 02
© Julian Francis
2264 Yellow-line Quaker 01
© Tom Morris

Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the larva feeding at first in spun leaves of oak (Quercus spp.), beech (Fagus spp.), poplar (Populus spp.), willow (Salix spp.) and hawthorn (Crataegus spp.), and later nocturnally on herbaceous plants. In Dorset, the moth is locally abundant in deciduous woodland, but becomes less frequent in open habitats.

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