Blossom Underwing

    Orthosia miniosa

    NoctuidaeABH 73.243 B&F 2183

    Local in oak woodland and mature hedgerows. Always rare within the county, now confined to the Blackdowns in the Chard/Ilminster area, and perhaps on the verge of becoming extinct in Somerset. Needs to be distinguished from Common Quaker.

    Adult Verification Grade: 2

    Blossom Underwing (Orthosia miniosa) photographed in Somerset by John Connolly