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White Ermine
Spilosoma lubricipeda
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Muslin Moth
Diaphora mendica

(Clerck, 1759) 2063 / 72.022

A common resident found across the region.

Found in many open habitats.

Overwinters as a pupa. The brownish male is active at night and comes readily to light. The white female is more active during the day.

Note the white females are sometimes mistaken for White Ermines but Muslin wings are almost translucent and the species is much smaller.

Recorded in 101 (72%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1857.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: M 14-17mm. F 17-19mm.
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
22/06/2019+VC36 - HerefordshireSO33
14/06/20192VC36 - HerefordshireSO54
01/06/2019+VC36 - HerefordshireSO53
01/06/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO33
31/05/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82

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