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 121 (86%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1898.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-22mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
06/10/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ43
09/09/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
02/09/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO54
29/08/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO62
29/08/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ51

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