Family: Arctiidae Sub-family: Arctiinae
2060 * White Ermine * Spilosoma lubricipedaWidespread, common
Wingspan: 34-48mm. Can be considerable variation in degree of speckling. Forewing can be creamy-buff in Irish and Scottish specimens.
Flight time: May-July
Habitat: Found in most urban and rural habitats
Larvae feed on herbaceous plants including nettles and docks
Similar: Buff Ermine and Muslin Moth
Photographs: Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. 2010