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Spilosoma lubricipeda (Linnaeus, 1758)

White Ermine
72.0200 (B&F: 2060)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
  »Family: Erebidae
   »Subfamily: Arctiinae
    »Tribe: Arctiini

Synonym(s):

Spilosoma menthastri ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Status and ecology:

A resident and suspected occasional immigrant. Often fairly common and occasionally common at mv light in a wide range of habitats, although it is generally less numerous along the coast. Probably generally distributed, but high numbers are very irregular. Previously single-brooded, flying mainly from late April to mid July, an additional autumnal emergence has become increasingly recorded, typically from mid August to late September. Larvae feed on ivy flowers, dock, plantain, bindweed, hop, goosefoot and bedstraw. (Pratt, 2011)

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Rodmell, 06 vi 2015 Photo: Elliot Dowding

Spilosoma lubricipeda (Linnaeus, 1758)

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