Erebidae : Lymantriinae
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Photo © Malcolm Hillier,  male, ex ova, Romania, 2020

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Vapourer
Orgyia antiqua
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Scarce Vapourer
Orgyia recens

(Hubner, [1819]) 72.018

A long extinct former resident of the region. Associated with marshy or damp habitats.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 3 (4%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1750.
Last Recorded in 1940.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Hawthorn, oaks, willows
Red List Status: Endangered (EN)
GB Status: Nationally Rare
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
19401VC23 - OxfordshireSP50
1898+VC22 - BerkshireSP50
1895+VC22 - BerkshireSP50
01/01/1750 to 31/12/1904+VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP90 -
01/01/1750 to 31/12/1904+VC24 - BuckinghamshireTQ08

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