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Water Ermine
Spilosoma urticae (Esper, 1789)
Erebidae: Arctiinae
2062 / 72.021
Photo © Murray Smith,  25/06/2019 - Lingwood (St Edmunds Rd)

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Similar Norfolk Species
White Ermine
Spilosoma lubricipeda
Muslin Moth
Diaphora mendica
Forewing: 18-21mm
Flight: 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 39 (57%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1800.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/07/2020127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
11/07/2020+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
02/07/2020127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
01/07/2020327TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
30/06/2020127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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