Erebidae : Arctiinae
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Immature stages

Similar Suffolk Species
Buff Ermine
Spilosoma lutea
Water Ermine
Spilosoma urticae
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White Ermine
Spilosoma lubricipeda

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2060 / 72.020

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

Recent Status: Very common and widespread.

Identification: Compare with female Muslin Moth and much scarcer Water Ermine.

Habitat: Ubiquitous in many habitats including gardens and woodland.

Recorded in 55 (95%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2022.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
04/06/2022525TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
04/06/2022225TM38 - Bungay/Rumburgh
03/06/2022625TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
03/06/2022325TM47 - Blythburgh/Dunwich
03/06/2022425TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
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Forewing: 18-23mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants Nettle and docks
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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