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Ermine moths

Yponomeuta sp

Description:

Members of the family Yponomeutidae are nocturnal moths, and their larvae lives under a communal tent-like webbed structure, like here. At this stage of development, they are about 3 to 4 cm long, white-cream in color, with two rows of black spots and black head. As they grow, the tent expands - we first noticed this one few weeks before, and it was much smaller, barely a one-fifth of the one on photo N° 6.

Habitat:

In between the wheat fields and deciduous forest, straight on France-Switzerland border.

Notes:

I thought it could be Yponomeuta padella or Y. cagnagella...

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1 Comment

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 6 months ago

Pretty caterpillars....

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Tromelin Island

Lat: 46.25, Long: 6.10

Spotted on May 7, 2018
Submitted on Aug 24, 2018

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