Spilosoma lutea - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth

ARCTIIDAE

Arctiinae

Las Descargues, 20 May 2009
Spilosoma lutea Adult

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© Robin Howard

Spilosoma lutea (Hufnagel, 1766)

Buff Ermine
Ecaille lièvre

Wingspan: 30-42mm

Imago: bivoltine - June and July then again in August to October. Readily visits light and is widespread and common throughout.

Larvae: feed on various trees, shrubs, woody perennials and herbaceous plants. Overwinters as pupae.

 

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