Guardian Nature School Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Nature School For Teachers - Fall 2020 Launch! visit nature school

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 2 cm long, white-cream in color. As they grow, they become bigger, with two visible rows of black spots on sides of the body (like here: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/251... and the black head becomes more visible. As they grow, the tent expands.

Habitat:

Mountainous region, valley between Alps and Jura ranges, on edges of a broadleaved forest (mainly oak). Also very close to an urban center.

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

1 Comment

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 2 years ago

muy hermoso....

Zlatan Celebic
Spotted by
Zlatan Celebic

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Tromelin Island

Spotted on May 3, 2018
Submitted on May 21, 2018

Related Spottings

Vogelkersstippelmot (Yponomeuta evonymella) European Small Ermine Moth ermine Apple Small Ermine Moth

Nearby Spottings

Spotting Lesser Periwinkle Heart and Dart Paper Wasp
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors