Erebidae : Arctiinae
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Immature stages

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Buff Ermine
Spilosoma lutea
Water Ermine
Spilosoma urticae
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White Ermine
Spilosoma lubricipeda

(Linnaeus, 1758) 72.020/2060
Norfolk status
White all over with black spots and black antennae, the White Ermine moth is widespread and common throughout Norfolk.

Recorded in 66 (96%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2019.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
20/04/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
20/10/2018127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
15/10/2018128TL59 - Welney
10/09/2018128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
08/09/2018128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
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Forewing: 18-23mm.
Season: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants Nettle and docks
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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