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Buff Ermine
Spilosoma lutea (Hufnagel, 1766)
Erebidae: Arctiinae
2061 / 72.019
Photo © Stephen Youngs,  03/06/2020 - South Croft, Hethersett.

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Forewing: 17-22mm.
Flight: 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 (92%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/09/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
24/09/2021128TF61 - S.Lynn/Tottenhill
22/09/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
21/09/2021127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
19/09/2021127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
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