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Orgyia antiqua (Linnaeus, 1758)
Erebidae: Lymantriinae
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Photo © Dave Jones,  04/10/2013 - Stoke Holy Cross

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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 67 (91%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/10/2021128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
13/10/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
08/10/2021127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
08/10/2021127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
07/10/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
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