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Spilosoma lutea (Hufnagel, 1766)

Buff Ermine
72.0190 (B&F: 2061)
Previously:Spilosoma luteum (Hufnagel, 1766)

Synonym(s):
Spilosoma lubricipeda sensu auctt. nec (Linnaeus, 1758)


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

A resident species that is often fairly common and occasionally common at mv light in a wide range of habitats. Probably generally distributed, but high numbers are episodic. Previously single-brooded, flying mainly from late May to mid August, an additional autumnal emergence has become increasingly recorded, chiefly between early September and early November. Adults have been seen in every week from late April to early November. The larvae feed on the leaves of dock, plantain, plumbage, bedstraw, privet, lesser bindweed, ivy, common red valerian, buddleja, wisteria, lilac, tomato and on cucumber fruit. (Pratt, 2011)

Spilosoma luteum (Hufnagel, 1766)
Graffham, 27 vi 2015
Photo: Michael Blencowe
Spilosoma luteum (Hufnagel, 1766)
Ripe, 8 vii 2006
Photo: Michael Blencowe
Spilosoma luteum (Hufnagel, 1766)
Mill Pond Marsh, vi 2006
Photo: Ivan Lang
Spilosoma luteum (Hufnagel, 1766)
Climping, 3 vii 2008
Photo: Matthew Sennitt
Spilosoma luteum (Hufnagel, 1766)
Henfield, 15 ix 2010
Photo: Richard Roebuck
Spilosoma luteum (Hufnagel, 1766)
Warnham LNR, 26 v 2004
Photo: Sam Bayley

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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