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Orgyia antiqua (Linnaeus, 1758)
Erebidae: Lymantriinae
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Forewing: M 12-17mm.
Flight: One generation July-Oct.
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees and shrubs.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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 65 (94%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/11/2020127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
05/11/2020127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
30/10/2020127TG20 - Norwich
30/10/2020227TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
30/10/2020128TM09 - Attleborough
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