|72.017 ~ 2026 ~ Vapourer ~ Orgyia antiqua|
A sparsely recorded species, probably because the female is flightless and the male isn't strongly attracted to light.
Wingspan : M, 35-38mm. F, wingless.
Many different habitats.
Most broadleaf trees and shrubs.
Overwinters as an egg in a batch of several hundred laid on the empty cocoon of the female which is attached to some part of the foodplant. Larva May-early Sept.
Photo by MDH, 26th Aug 2009, Llanfyllin
Photo by JT, 27th July 2010, Llanrhaeadr
Photo by MDH, 16th July 2009, Llanfyllin
Photo by PR, 2019, Montgomeryshire
Pic shows eggs