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White Ermine
Spilosoma lubricipeda (Linnaeus, 1758)
Erebidae: Arctiinae
2060 / 72.020
Photo © Matthew Casey,  13/05/2019 - Hethersett

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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 (97%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/08/2019128TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
26/08/2019127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
23/08/2019+28TL98 - Brettenham/Harling
06/08/2019227TM18 - Diss
05/08/2019+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
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