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White Ermine
Spilosoma lubricipeda

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2060 / 72.020

A common species across the region.

Found in most habitats.

Overwinters as a pupa, the adults coming readily to light.

Recorded in 119 (85%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 18-23mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants Nettle and docks
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
21/11/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ92 -
02/11/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ92 -
10/09/20201VC40 - ShropshireSO39
20/08/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSK01 -
11/08/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO52

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