Erebidae : Arctiinae
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Buff Ermine
Spilosoma lutea

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2061 / 72.019
=Spilosoma luteum
Norfolk status
Widespread and common.
Sandy buff-yellow to white-buff body and forewings. The number of dark markings on the forewing varies considerably, with a rare form f. zatima having mainly black wings. This can be exaggerated by captive interbreeding.

Recorded in 67 (97%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2020.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
02/07/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
02/07/2020228TF93 - Fakenham/Walsingham
02/07/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
01/07/2020427TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
01/07/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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Forewing: 17-22mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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