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I have been interested in nature for most of my life but since I retired I spend as much time as I can exploring the nature reserves and wildlife hotspots of my adopted home, Dorset in southern England. Whilst out I record what I see and take snaps where I can (I am no photographer!) and that forms the basis of my Nature of Dorset website. When I find something new I like to research it and write about it in my nature notes, it is how I learn and hopefully you might find my notes helpful as well!

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29 May, 2010

White Ermine (Spilosoma lubricipeda)

I always love to find one of these in the moth trap, they are such beautiful creatures.

The White Ermine is such an apt name too, a furry white texture with small black spots, this moth would be at home in the House of Lords!

The White Ermine is widespread and common throughout the British Isles, flying from late May until July. There is occasionally a second brood here in the south if the weather is warm enough in early autumn.