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

(Esper, 1789) 2062 / 72.021

Norfolk status
Scarce. Not uncommon in the Broads.
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, White Satin or name confused with Water Veneer!

Recorded in 41 (55%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1800.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
17/06/2024127TG42Eccles
26/05/2024127TG51Scratby
11/05/2024527TG10Cringleford / Intwood
02/05/2024127TG20Stoke Holy Cross
08/07/2023127TG32Irstead / Catfield
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Forewing: 18-21mm
Flight: One generation June-July
Foodplant:   Water Dock, Water Mint, other marshland plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult   [Show Flight Times]

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