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Vapourer
Orgyia antiqua
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Scarce Vapourer
Orgyia recens

(Hubner, [1819]) 2025 / 72.018

Extinct in region.

Formerly resident in Wyre Forest. Records to 1940s.

A species of lowland heath, fens, bogs.

Overwinters as a larva. Males fly by day, the wingless females remaining on their cocoon.

Note the brown and white marks near the wing tip and the chocolate brown colouration separate it from the Vapourer.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (1%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1897.
Last Recorded in 1942.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: M 13-17mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Hawthorn, oaks, willows
Red List: Endangered (EN)
GB Status: Nationally Rare
Former Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
03/09/1942+VC37 - WorcestershireSP18 -
September 192912VC37 - WorcestershireSO77 -
192912VC37 - WorcestershireSO77 -
192912VC40 - ShropshireSO77 -
1929+VC37 - WorcestershireSO77 -

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