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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 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: and the black head becomes more visible. As they grow, the tent expands.


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

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1 Comment

maplemoth662 2 years ago

muy hermoso....

Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Tromelin Island

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

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