Friday, 17 April 2015

Powdered Quaker?

Got my first Muslin moth this morning.

I wondered if this might be a Powdered Quaker? I don't have a clear idea of how it differs from a Common Quaker.

Mark Griffiths, Garsington, Oxford


  1. Hi Mark, yes that's a Powdered Quaker. It is generally larger than most Common Quakers, has that very pale sandy-yellow or sometimes very faintly pink ground colour (these are by far the most common forms - maybe the only ones? - found locally) and that very speckled appearance. The illustrations in the WT&L field guide don't really do our form justice. Have a look at and the second image at


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