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Buff Ermine
Spilosoma lutea (Hufnagel, 1766)
Erebidae: Arctiinae
2061 / 72.019
Photo © Dave Jones,  12/07/2018 - Stoke Holy Cross

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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 (99%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/08/2021227TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
31/07/2021328TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
31/07/2021228TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
31/07/2021128TF83 - N.Creake/Syderstone
31/07/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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