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Spilosoma lubricipeda (Linnaeus, 1758)

White Ermine
72.0200 (B&F: 2060)

Synonym(s):
Spilosoma menthastri ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)


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

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)

Spilosoma lubricipeda (Linnaeus, 1758)
Nr. Battle, 03 vi 2018
Photo: Mark Donnellan
Spilosoma lubricipeda (Linnaeus, 1758)
Findon, 06 v 2020
Photo: John Christleib
Spilosoma lubricipeda (Linnaeus, 1758)
Steyning, 28 iv 2020
Photo: Olly Ellis
Spilosoma lubricipeda (Linnaeus, 1758)
ab. godarti
Mountfield, 29 v 2016
Photo: Robin Harris
Spilosoma lubricipeda (Linnaeus, 1758)
Rodmell, 06 vi 2015
Photo: Elliot Dowding
Spilosoma lubricipeda (Linnaeus, 1758)
Pulbborough Brooks, 8 vi 2008
Photo: Andrew Day
Spilosoma lubricipeda (Linnaeus, 1758)
Mill Pond Marsh, vi 2006
Photo: Ivan Lang
Spilosoma lubricipeda (Linnaeus, 1758)
Frist, 15 iv 2009
Photo: Michael Blencowe
Spilosoma lubricipeda (Linnaeus, 1758)
Bognor Regis, 02 xi 2014
Photo: Colin Knight
Spilosoma lubricipeda (Linnaeus, 1758)
Bognor Regis, 02 xi 2014
Photo: Colin Knight

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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