Erebidae : Arctiinae
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White Ermine
Spilosoma lubricipeda
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Diaphora mendica
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Water Ermine
Spilosoma urticae

(Esper, 1789) 2062 / 72.021
Norfolk status
Scarce.
Fens, wet meadows, marshes, ditches, vegetated shingle.
East coast and Norfolk Broads area.

Please double check identification. Records received often show miss identified lightly marked White Ermine, female Muslin Moth or even White Satin!

Recorded in 40 (54%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1800.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
04/08/2021127TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
31/07/2021127TG33 - Bacton
29/07/2021228TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
14/07/2021127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
10/07/2021127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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Forewing: 18-21mm
Flight: One generation June-July
Foodplant:   Water Dock, Water Mint, other marshland plants
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult

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