Erebidae : Lymantriinae
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Immature stages

Similar Norfolk Species
Vapourer
Orgyia antiqua
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Scarce Vapourer
Orgyia recens

(Hübner, 1819) 72.018/2025
Norfolk status
Very scarce.
Records from Broads sites including NNR Catfield Fen and the Ant and Bure Marshes region.
Two new sites discovered in 2007.

Heathland, damp woodland, fens and bogs.

New UK BAP priority species.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 9 (13%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1800.
Last Recorded in 2017.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/05/2017127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
25/05/2015127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
12/05/2015227TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
16/09/2012127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
25/05/2009427TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
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Forewing: M 13-17mm.
Season: One generation June-July. (partial Aug-Oct)
Foodplant:   Hawthorns, oaks and sallows (plus others)
Nat Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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