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White Ermine
Spilosoma lubricipeda (Linnaeus, 1758)
Erebidae: Arctiinae
2060 / 72.020
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Forewing: 18-23mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants. Nettle and docks.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/10/2021127TM18 - Diss
26/10/2021127TM18 - Diss
10/10/2021+27TG13 - Baconsthorpe
07/10/2021128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
07/09/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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