POWDERED QUAKER Orthosia gracilis          UK BAP (Research only) species  
Three records: from ND16 in 2009 & 2022 and from ND27 in 2009
Scottish Status: Widespread, but scarce or absent from NE - stable. UK Status: Common
Significant decrease in UK abundance abd distribution since 1970 but some recovery since 2000 (cf: Atlas of Britain & Ireland's Larger Moths)
Photo © Angus McBay
First and last flight dates recorded in Caithness: 12th April to 3rd May


MAP: blue dots last record 2000 to 2009  green dots last record 2022 to present



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