Erebidae : Arctiinae
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Buff Ermine
Spilosoma lutea

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2061 / 72.019
=Spilosoma luteum

Morley's Final Catalogue: Both (also including White Ermine) occur in profusion, especially at light, from Bentley Woods to Gorleston.

Recent Suffolk status: Very common and widespread.

Life history: Single-brooded in summer. Occasional late season records in recent years. Larvae occasionally recorded in early autumn.

Identification: Usually distinctive with buff fore-wings. Paler or worn examples may be confused with White Ermine.

Habitat: A wide range of habitats.

Recorded in 54 (93%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Determination
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/07/2024126TL97 - Hopton/Ixworth
03/07/2024125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
02/07/2024125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
02/07/2024126TL97 - Hopton/Ixworth
01/07/2024126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
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Forewing: 17-22mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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