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72.019 [B&F: 2061] Buff Ermine (Spilosoma lutea) (Hufnagel, 1766)

 

Common in a wide range of habitats, including gardens, hedgerows, parkland and woodland throughout England and southern Scotland, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 34-42 mm. The females much darker than the males. Larva feeds on Stinging Nettle, Honeysuckle, Hop and Wild Plum, over-wintering as a pupa.

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Records Received By Year

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Max records: 1228
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Max Percentage: 0.59754425
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Phenology - Adult Records

Max records: 1997
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Phenology - Larval Records

Max records: 7
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