Erebidae : Lymantriinae
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Immature stages

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Scarce Vapourer
Orgyia recens
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Vapourer
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 64 (93%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2018.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/10/2018127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
16/10/2018127TG01 - Lyng/N.Tuddenham
14/10/2018228TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
14/10/2018127TG20 - Norwich
13/10/2018127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
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Forewing: M 12-17mm.
Season: One generation July-Oct.
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees and shrubs
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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