Common Quaker and Small Quaker

The Common Quaker is the commonest moth in my trap at this time of year.

The adults are on the wing from March through to May and the caterpillars feed on a wide variety of broad-leaved tree leaves.

By contrast this is the Small Quaker – on the wing from late February to May – the larvae feed mainly on oak

Side by side – good size comparison – Small Quaker on the right!