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Spilosoma urticae (Esper, [1789])
Water Ermine
Ecaille de l'ortie

Genus: Spilosoma Curtis, 1825   Original genus: Bombyx Linnaeus, 1758

Adult:
S. urticae (© Jens Christian Schou)
Adult, Hobro, Denmark, June 2, 2003
(Photo by Jens Christian Schou, BioPix)

Foodplants:
Various marsh plants, including Pedicularis, Rumex, Lysimachia, Mentha, Iris

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