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White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda Length 28mm. A distinctive moth. Its striking white colour means it is fairly frequently discovered resting in the daytime with its wings folded in tent-like manner over body. Ault has white wings with numerous small black spots; yellow and black abdomen is hidden by wings at rest. Flies May–July. Larva feeds on a range of herbaceous plants. Widespread and common.
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White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda Length 28mm. A distinctive moth. Its striking white colour means it is fairly frequently discovered resting in the daytime with its wings folded in tent-like manner over body. Ault has white wings with numerous small black spots; yellow and black abdomen is hidden by wings at rest. Flies May–July. Larva feeds on a range of herbaceous plants. Widespread and common.

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Date: 23 Aug 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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