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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: 15-18mm.

Foodplant: Willows.

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 recorded190519821905
Year last recorded201120112011
Number of records12641232774
Number of individuals560025811716
Unique positions12612276
Unique locations10111224
Adult records10951222434
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 2774 records from 224 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.


2263 Red-line Quaker 06
© Julian Francis
2263 Red-line Quaker 05
© Julian Francis
2263 Red-line Quaker 04
© Martin Wood
2263 Red-line Quaker 03 larva
© Jack Oughton
2263 Red-line Quaker 02
© Jack Oughton
2263 Red-line Quaker 01
© Tom Morris

Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the larva feeding nocturnally on sallow and willow (Salix spp.). In Dorset, the moth is locally common in open situations where sallow flourishes or where willows line river valleys. The Red-line Quaker is usually at low density in woodland and rare in sallow-free woods.

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