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Scarce Vapourer
Orgyia recens
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Vapourer
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 109 (78%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: M 12-17mm
Flight: July - October
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees and shrubs
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
22/10/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO65
20/10/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO73
11/10/20202VC36 - HerefordshireSO44
07/10/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO73
27/09/20202VC36 - HerefordshireSO75

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