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White Ermine
Spilosoma lubricipeda

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2060 / 72.020
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Yorkshire Status: Very common and widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This is a moth of open spaces rather than woodlands, penetrating up to the edge of the moors (PQW). It is generally widespread and often common in all five vice-counties, although, in an area of Rotherham where it was previously common, there have only been three records between about 1954 and 1979 (Barringer & Ely, 1979).

2012 (CHF): This species is doing well and is common and widespread across all five vice-counties in both uplands and lowlands.

Recorded in 175 (88%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1879.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 18-23mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
28/09/2022163SE51 - Askern
22/09/2022263SE51 - Askern
21/09/2022163SE51 - Askern
21/09/2022164SD96 - Malham / Threshfield
20/09/2022163SE51 - Askern
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