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

Recorded in 67 (91%) 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
19/07/2022+28TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
16/07/2022127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
12/07/2022128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
09/07/2022528TF80 - Swaffham
09/07/2022128TM08 - Banham/Lopham
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Forewing: 18-23mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants Nettle and docks
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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