Erebidae : Lymantriinae

Photo © Dave Jones,  04/10/2013 - Stoke Holy Cross

  Immature stages

Similar Norfolk Species
Scarce Vapourer
Orgyia recens
Orgyia antiqua

(Linnaeus, 1758) 72.017/2026
Norfolk status
The males fly from July to September and have dark brown/orange wings with a large white spot on the forewing.
Female is almost wingless and therefore remains on the cocoon from which she emerged.

Well distributed throughout much of Norfolk.

Recorded in 63 (91%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2015.

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/06/2015128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
28/11/2014127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
01/11/2014127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
30/10/2014127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
23/10/2014+27TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
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Forewing: M 12-17mm.
Season: One generation July-Oct.
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees and shrubs
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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