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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.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18831964184518661883
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records9697515261306446
Number of individuals1593173797229551201
Unique positions62449910921
Unique locations644710311421
Adult records9607445011251444
Immature records10000

For the county, we have a total of 3998 records from 349 sites. First recorded in 1845.


73.190 Yellow-line Quaker 06
© Nancy Stedman
73.190 Yellow-line Quaker 05
© Colin Duke 2019 All Rights Reserved
73.190 Yellow-line Quaker 04 Side
© Colin Duke 2019 All Rights Reserved
73.190 Yellow-line Quaker 03 Head
© Colin Duke 2019 All Rights reserved
73.190 Yellow-line Quaker 02
© Andy Nunn
73.190 Yellow-line Quaker 01
© Damian Money

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This species has increased in many areas in the last decade. It is now much more common than the previous species [ie Red-line Quaker], although only slightly more widely recorded. Its increase seems to have matched the decline of A. lychnidis (Denis & Schiffermiiller).

2012 (CHF): Fairly common and widespread across all of the county. It is now equally as common as Red-line Quaker with similar numbers on the database. There are no recent changes in numbers or distribution.

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