Erebidae : Lymantriinae

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  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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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/10/2015127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
05/10/2015227TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
27/09/2015127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
27/09/2015128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
26/09/2015127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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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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