Erebidae: Lymantriidae

2025 (ABH72.018) Scarce Vapourer Orgyia recens, (Hübner, [1819])

KR10396

Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Lincolnshire
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards

General Information

Pupates on the food plant.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Flies during the day

Forewing length: M 13-17mm. F
Foodplant(s): hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), oaks (Quercus spp.), sallows (Salix spp.), broadleaved trees
Flying: One/two generations, June-July and August-October
National status: Red Data Book

Habitat

Heathland, damp woodland, fens and bogs.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Huntingdonshire.

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Vapourer Orgyia antiqua

Red Data Book

Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Hairy
Colours:
Black, grey, white, orange, red, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5