Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Buff Ermine Moth

Spotted lurking at the bottom of my doorway:

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A Buff Ermine Moth (Spilosoma lutea)

Not one of my favourite subjects but couldn't resist a photo before I persuaded it to find somewhere else to rest before it decided to investigate indoors.

Information about this moth can be found HERE on the Garden Safari site. This is usually one of the first places I look hoping for a quick and easy identification of the more common UK creatures.


  1. I know you don't like them but it is a beauty. Think of them as hairy butterflies.

  2. A sort of Rick Wakeman moth, with the furry cloak


Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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