72.017 .... B&F 2026
Vapourer Orgyia antiqua (Linnaeus, 1758)
Status .....Much more common than the distribution map would suggest. This day-flying moth is just as likely to occur in urban areas, even in the middle of Nottingham.
Female, photographed at Market Warsop July 2009   Male and female mating, photographed at Market Warsop July 2009
Egglaying female, photographed at Market Warsop July 2009   Male, photographed at Eakring Meadows August 2003
Early stages                            
Half grown larva. Photographed at Market Warsop June 2016
Full grown larva. Photographed at Budby South Forest July 2008
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Vapourer
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Lound Moth Group. Richard Rogers. Colin Watkin. Graham and Anona Finch. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Phil Lee. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Pauline Bradford. Wil Heeney. David Yates. Phil Cadman. Dave Morton. Meg Skinner. Mark Dennis (Colwick Park Bird Reports 1993-2001). Darren Matthews. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Andy Ashley. NBGRC. Martin Gray. Steven Chick. Barry Lygo. Tom Shields. David Shaw. Andy Adcock. Brian Wetton. Graham Beeley. Graham Birkett. Nick and Samantha Brownley. J.T. Radford.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated January 2024
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