Erebidae : Lymantriinae
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Scarce Vapourer
Orgyia recens
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Orgyia antiqua

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2026 / 72.017

A common species across the region.

Found in many habitats.

Overwinters as an egg, usually in a mass around the emergence cocoon. Males fly during the day when they seek out the wingless females with which they mate before it can leave the cocoon. Males occasionally visit light traps.

Recorded in 113 (81%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: M 12-17mm
Flight: July - October
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees and shrubs
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
15/10/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSO98
13/10/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ90
07/10/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP06
04/10/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ90
02/10/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSO98

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