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Buff Ermine
Spilosoma lutea (Hufnagel, 1766)
Erebidae: Arctiinae
2061 / 72.019
Photo © Dave Emley

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Forewing: 17-22mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

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)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
06/10/2022140SJ43 - Welshampton/Whixall Moss
09/09/2022136SO55 - Bodenham & Pudlestone
02/09/2022136SO54 - NE Hereford & Marden
29/08/2022140SJ51 - Shrewsbury/Haughmond Hill
29/08/2022136SO62 - E Ross & Dymock Forest
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