Erebidae : Lymantriinae
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Vapourer
Orgyia antiqua

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2026 / 72.017

Davey, P., 2009: Generally distributed in Britain, becoming less common in northern districts, the larva feeding on a wide range of deciduous trees and shrubs. The wingless female remains close to its empty cocoon. "Generally and evenly distributed in Dorset. Occasionally on tamarisk, roses, and fruit trees, it rises to being a minor pest. The male is a frequent sight on the wing on sunny autumn days." (W Parkinson Curtis ms). In addition to this, the moth also flies at night and has been found... Read More

Recorded in 36 (90%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: M 12-17mm
Flight: July - October
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees and shrubs
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
15/10/201929SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
04/10/201919SY79 Puddletown
29/09/201919ST61 Sherborne
26/09/2019+9SY39 Lyme Regis
20/09/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown

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