Betulaceae/Corylaceae: Arctiinae

10567 White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda, (Linnaeus, 1758)

BF2060 (ABH72.020)

Christophstal, June 2015
Christophstal, June 2015
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Christophstal, June 2015
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 2012-2013
 2014
 2015
 2016-onwards


General Information

Pupates in leaf litter.

Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 18-23mm.
Foodplant(s): nettles (Urtica spp.), docks (Rumex spp.), herbaceous plants
Flying: One/two generations, mid May-late July and September-October
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Not endangered

Habitat

Gardens, hedgerows, grassland, heathland, moorland and open woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 2 (0.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Baden-W├╝rttemberg.

Last recorded in June 2018

Similar Species
L4 ex Ova, Christophstal, June 2018
L4 ex Ova, Christophstal, June 2018
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea
Great Staughton, UK, April 2010
Great Staughton, UK, April 2010
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Muslin Moth Diaphora mendica


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Hairy
Colours:
Black, brown, orange
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5