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

Immature stages

Similar Norfolk Species
Orgyia antiqua
Upload a Photo
Scarce Vapourer
Orgyia recens

(Hübner, 1819) 2025 / 72.018

Norfolk status
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.
Additional Stats

< Vapourer | Buff Ermine >

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
Show Details | 1990 to 2023 | 2000 to 2023 | Graph Key
Express Record Scarce Vapourer
We need your records!
Do you have records of Scarce Vapourer?
Put your own dot on the map!

Copyright © Lepidoptera UK 2024
Click Map for Details

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
 Immature Adult   [Show Flight Times]

Data Policy | Cookies Policy
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © NOLA™ 2024. © Lepidoptera UK - Jim Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2024. Data © NOLA™ 2024
This site requires necessary cookies to function correctly. We'd also like to set Google analytics cookies that help us make improvements by measuring how you use the site. These will be set only if you accept all cookies. Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this will affect how the website functions. Cookies Policy