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Buff Ermine
Spilosoma lutea

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2061 / 72.019
=Spilosoma luteum
Norfolk status
Widespread and common.
Sandy buff-yellow to white-buff body and forewings. The number of dark markings on the forewing varies considerably, with a rare form f. zatima having mainly black wings. This can be exaggerated by captive interbreeding.

Recorded in 68 (92%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2022.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/05/2022127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
17/05/2022228TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
16/05/2022227TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
16/05/2022+27TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
15/05/2022127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
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Forewing: 17-22mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult

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