White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda
(Linnaeus, 1758)Wingspan 34-48 mm.
Widely distributed and fairly common over much of Britain, there is considerable variation in the degree of black speckling, and in certain parts of Scotland, there are forms with a buffish ground colour.
It generally flies from May to July, sometimes later in the south.
The hairy larvae feed on a variety of herbaceous plants.