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72.018 ~ 2025 ~ Scarce Vapourer ~ Orgyia recens
UK Status

Resident. RDB EC.

Montgomeryshire Status

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.

Confusion species

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Wet & damp places & lowland heath.


Mainly hawthorn, oak & sallows, but a variety of other trees, shrubs & herbaceous plants.

Lifestage data

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.
Montgomeryshire photos