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Water Ermine
Spilosoma urticae

(Esper, 1789) 2062 / 72.021

Davey, P., 2009: A very local and decreasing species confined to the south-east corner of Britain plus several sites in Devon and Gloucestershire, the larva feeding on mint (Mentha spp.), yellow loosestrife (Lysimachia vulgaris), water dock (Rumex hydrolapathum), lousewort (Pedicularis sylvatica) and other herbaceous marsh plants. In Dorset, the moth has not been seen for more than seventy years; it was seen annually at Chamberlaynes next to Bere Stream by H Andrewes up to 1938. The adult is... Read More

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Recorded in 2 (5%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1928.
Last Recorded in 2011.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 18-21mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Water Mint, Water Dock etc
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
14/06/201119SU11 Alderholt
23/06/193819SY89 Bere Regis
06/07/193719SY89 Bere Regis
10/06/193719SY89 Bere Regis
30/06/193519SY89 Bere Regis

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