Image 35 of 1933
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.