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Buff Ermine
Spilosoma lutea (Hufnagel, 1766)
Erebidae: Arctiinae
2061 / 72.019
Photo © Peter Tilley

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Forewing: 17-22mm.
Season: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Widespread and common.
Sandy buff-yellow to white-buff body and forewings. The number of dark markings on the forewing varies considerably, with a rare form f. zatima having mainly black wings. This can be exaggerated by captive interbreeding.

Recorded in 68 (99%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
28/08/2019228TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
28/08/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
27/08/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
26/08/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
26/08/2019+27TG13 - Baconsthorpe
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