Erebidae: Lymantriidae

2026 (ABH72.017) Vapourer Orgyia antiqua, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR10397

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Elton
Elton
 Photo © Brian Stone
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Early instar on Dogwood, Great Staughton
Early instar on Dogwood, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
On Dogwood, Great Staughton
On Dogwood, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
On Dogwood, Great Staughton
On Dogwood, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
On Dogwood, Great Staughton
On Dogwood, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
On Mallow, Great Staughton
On Mallow, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Second instar, on Hop, Great Staughton
Second instar, on Hop, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
First instar, on Hop, Great Staughton
First instar, on Hop, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
First instar, on Hop, Great Staughton
First instar, on Hop, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell


General Information

The female of this species is almost wingless and therefore remains on the cocoon from which she emerged.

 

Pupates in a cocoon attached to the food plant or a nearby wall or fence.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Male readily comes to light, sometimes in numbers. Female not.
Flies during the day

Forewing length: M 12-17mm. F
Foodplant(s): broadleaved trees, broadleaved shrubs
Flying: One generation, July-October
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Parks and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 86 (31.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 28 May to 28 October

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 06 April to 30 October

Recorded date range (Egg): 10 May to 10 May

Similar Species
Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Scarce Vapourer Orgyia recens


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Hairy
Colours:
Red, green, blue, black, yellow
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5