Buff Ermine

Spilosoma luteum

male - Swansea, West Glamorgan, Wales - June 2011

Buff Ermine is common throughout England and Wales but has a patchy distribution in Scotland, where it is commoner on the west coast.

female - Gorseinon, West Glamorgan, Wales - August 2007

It is found in almost all habitats and its larvae feed on a wide variety of herbaceous plants, particularly Common Nettle.

female - Attenborough, Nottinghamshire, England - July 2012