Erebidae : Arctiinae
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Buff Ermine
Spilosoma lutea

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2061 / 72.019
=Spilosoma luteum

A common resident across the region.

Found in most habitats including gardens.

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

Recorded in 118 (84%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1898.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-22mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
15/10/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO54 -
27/09/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ91 -
18/08/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO55 -
15/08/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO54 -
13/08/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO75

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