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Water Ermine
Spilosoma urticae (Esper, 1789)
Erebidae: Arctiinae
2062 / 72.021
Photo © Malcolm Hillier

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Forewing: 18-21mm
Flight: One generation June-July
Foodplant:   Water Dock, Water Mint, other marshland plants.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/06/2017129TL57 - Wicken Fen/Soham
24/06/2015329TL56 - Burwell/Anglesey Abbey
21/07/2004+29TL57 - Wicken Fen/Soham
24/06/1988+29TL57 - Wicken Fen/Soham
1950+29TL45 - Cambridge
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