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Water Ermine
Spilosoma urticae (Esper, 1789)
Erebidae: Arctiinae
72.021/2062
Photo © Jim Wheeler,  Catfield, 1905 [Elgood Collection @ Wisbech & Fenland Museum] (displayed with the kind permission of Wisbech & Fenland Museum 2010)

Similar Norfolk Species
White Ermine
Spilosoma lubricipeda
Muslin Moth
Diaphora mendica
Forewing: 18-21mm
Season: One generation June-July
Foodplant:   Water Dock, Water Mint, other marshland plants.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Scarce.
Fens, wet meadows, marshes, ditches, vegetated shingle.
East coast and Norfolk Broads area.

Please double check identification. Records received often show miss identified lightly marked White Ermine, female Muslin Moth or even White Satin!

Recorded in 33 (48%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1800.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/06/2019128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
25/05/2019327TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
15/07/2018127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
08/07/2018127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
06/07/2018127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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