Erebidae : Lymantriinae
  Prev | Next  
Orgyia antiqua

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2026 / 72.017
Photo © Ray Priestley,  Fishlake 09/09/2023

Immature stages

Similar Yorkshire Species
Scarce Vapourer
Orgyia recens
Upload a Photo
Express Record Vapourer

Golden Cinnabar Membership

  • Help with running costs of Yorkshire Moths
  • View detailed maps
  • List detailed species records
  • 12 month membership
   You can really help...

Copyright © Lepidoptera UK 2023
Click Map for Details

Yorkshire Status: Uncommon and fairly widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded in all five vice-counties. Common at times in rural areas, including moorland, this species has also succeeded better than most at colonising the suburbs and even inner city areas. It has a wide range of foodplants, records in Yorkshire include garden roses, sallow, heather, osier, gooseberry, birch, beech and cranberry.

2012 (CHF): Most often encountered by day but occasionally coming to light. Commonest on the lower ground. Numbers have dropped recently especially in 2011 when there was a big fall to only 22 records.

Recorded in 147 (74%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1879.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

< Dark Tussock  |  Scarce Vapourer >
Forewing: M 12-17mm
Flight: July - October
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees and shrubs
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/11/2022+61SE65 - York (E)
31/10/20223061SE74 - Pocklington (W)
26/10/2022163SE50 - Doncaster
25/10/2022161SE92 - Swanland
25/10/2022161SE92 - Swanland
  Immature   Adult
Show Details | 1990 to 2022 | 2000 to 2022 | Graph Key
© 2023 NOLA®; Database using MapMate® Digital Maps © Bartholomew 2010. Design © Jim Wheeler 2023 Lepidoptera.UK
We use cookies to personalise content and enhance your experience. By clicking OK or using this site, you consent to the use of cookies unless you disable them. Cookies Policy