Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Ermine moths

Yponomeuta sp


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.


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


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

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID

1 Comment

maplemoth662 3 years ago

Pretty caterpillars....

Zlatan Celebic
Spotted by
Zlatan Celebic

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Tromelin Island

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

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team