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Water Ermine
Spilosoma urticae

(Esper, 1789) 72.021

Very rare in the region. Probably vagrant, with no evidence of breeding. Associated with wetlands.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 4 (5%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1750.
Last Recorded in 2009.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Water Mint, Water Dock, other herbaceous plants
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
23/05/20091VC24 - BuckinghamshireTQ09
01/07/1973+VC24 - BuckinghamshireSU88
01/01/1952 to 31/12/1954+VC22 - BerkshireSU86
01/01/1750 to 31/12/19041VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP90

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