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White ermine caterpillar

Spilosoma lubricipeda

Description:

Spilosoma lubricipeda, the white ermine, is a moth of the family Erebidae. Their larva is lilac-brown with deep dark brown hair and orange-yellow dorsal stripe. The larvae feed on stinging nettle, Cytisus scoparius, alfalfa, Echium vulgare and Taraxacum officinale and they are not eaten by birds because they are poisonous. This larva was spotted on a fallen morus leaf, in Tzoumerka mountains National park, near the village Katarraktes, Epirus region, Greece.



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Αποκεντρωμένη Διοίκηση Ηπείρου - Δυτικής Μακεδονίας, Greece

Lat: 39.48, Long: 21.20

Spotted on Aug 2, 2017
Submitted on Aug 8, 2017

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