|72.018 ~ 2025 ~ Scarce Vapourer ~ Orgyia recens|
Resident. RDB EC.
A 'Red Data Book' species. There has been just a single pre 1970 record in the county (other recorder information not given).
Wingspan : M & F, 34-40mm.
Wet & damp places & lowland heath.
Mainly hawthorn, oak & sallows, but a variety of other trees, shrubs & herbaceous plants.
Overwinters as a larva on foodplant. Larva Aug-June. The eggs are laid on the cocoon of the female, which is formed on the foodplant.