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Water Ermine
Spilosoma urticae

(Esper, 1789) 2062 / 72.021

A record from Burton in Staffs in 1908 and from Shropshire in 1900 at Church Stretton and 1976 at Dothill.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 3 (2%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1900.
Last Recorded in 1976.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 18-21mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Water Mint, Water Dock etc
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
13/06/1976+VC40 - ShropshireSJ61
1908+VC39 - StaffordshireSK22
1900+VC40 - ShropshireSO49

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