Erebidae : Arctiinae
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Immature stages

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Buff Ermine
Spilosoma lutea

(Hufnagel, 1766) 72.019/2061
=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 (99%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/02/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
24/10/2018128TF52 - Terrington
11/10/2018128TF52 - Terrington
08/10/2018127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
17/09/2018128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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Forewing: 17-22mm.
Season: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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