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Vapourer Moth larva (Orgyia antiqua) A quite stunning moth larva, unmistakable for any other and one, if you&#039;re lucky, which can be found in Woodlands, heathlands, moorland, hedgerows, parks and gardens.<br />
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Vapourer Moth larva (Orgyia antiqua)

A quite stunning moth larva, unmistakable for any other and one, if you're lucky, which can be found in Woodlands, heathlands, moorland, hedgerows, parks and gardens.

Read more about it alongside this video:

    comments (3)

  1. A beauty!

    PS: can you have a look at the geotag please?
    Posted 20 days ago
    1. I found it in the middle of the ocean....:-) Posted 19 days ago
      1. Hehe, location 0. Posted 19 days ago

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The Rusty Tussock Moth or Vapourer is a moth in the family Lymantriidae that is native to Europe, but now transcontinental in distribution in the Palaearctic and the Nearctic regions. The orange-brown male flies mostly during the day, but the female is flightless, spending her brief life attached to her cocoon.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Philip Booker
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Uploaded Jul 29, 2022. Captured Jun 10, 2022 15:49 in 33 Crespin Way, Brighton BN1 7FG, UK.
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  • f/4.0
  • 1/320s
  • ISO100
  • 28.07mm