Erebidae : Lymantriinae
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Photo © Neil Sherman,  11/06/2022 - Catfield Fen

Immature stages

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Vapourer
Orgyia antiqua
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Scarce Vapourer
Orgyia recens

(Hübner, 1819) 2025 / 72.018

Norfolk status
Rare.
Records only from Broadland sites including NNR Catfield Fen and the Ant and Bure Marshes region.
This species is known only from north-eastern England, restricted now to a few areas close to the Humber and East Norfolk.

Like the similar Vapourer, the female is wingless.
Male moths seldom come to light but can be assembled to a wingless female bred from larvae, and it is often recorded using this method.

The distinctive larvae, found mostly in May, feed on various broad-leaved trees and shrubs, including Hawthorn, Pedunculate Oak and Sessile Oak.

S41 - UK BAP priority species.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 10 (14%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1800.
Last Recorded in 2022.
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Determination
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
11/06/2022127TG32Irstead / Catfield
12/05/2022127TG41Potter Heigham
18/09/2021127TG50Great Yarmouth
09/09/2021127TG50Great Yarmouth
29/08/2021127TG50Great Yarmouth
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: M 13-17mm.
Flight: One generation June-July. (partial Aug-Oct)
Foodplant:   Hawthorns, oaks and sallows (plus others)
Red List: Endangered (EN)
GB Status: Nationally Rare
BAP Status: Priority Species
Former Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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