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Scarce Vapourer
Orgyia recens (Hübner, 1819)
Erebidae: Lymantriinae
2025 / 72.018
Photo © Bill Urwin

Similar Norfolk Species
Orgyia antiqua
Forewing: M 13-17mm.
Flight: One generation June-July. (partial Aug-Oct)
Foodplant:   Hawthorns, oaks and sallows. (plus others)
Nat Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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.

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
Further info: Orgyia recens
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