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



Las Descargues, 16 May 2010
Spilosoma lubricipeda Adult


© Robin Howard

Spilosoma lubricipeda (Linnaeus, 1758)

White Ermine
Ecaille tigrée

Wingspan: 35-43mm

A bivoltine species on the wing from May, June and July to the end of August. A common resident attracted to light and recorded from all habitats and sites trapped.

The larvae are polyphagous on herbaceous plants before overwintering as pupae.