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Spilosoma lubricipeda (dead) Found this one sitting just like this ... looked so alive still, but it wasn't ... Alerdinck,Arctiinae,Erebidae,Geotagged,Netherlands,Spilosoma,Spilosoma lubricipeda,White Ermine Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Spilosoma lubricipeda (dead)

Found this one sitting just like this ... looked so alive still, but it wasn't ...

    comments (2)

  1. What a beauty <3 Sad that it wasn't alive! Posted 3 months ago
    1. Yes, I put my hand over it, expecting it to fly up so I could bring it outside ... but no ... :-/ Posted 3 months ago

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The White Ermine is a moth of the family Arctiidae. It is found throughout the temperate belt of Eurasia from Europe through Kazakhstan and Southern Siberia to Amur Region, China, Korea and Japan. In China several sibling species occur.

The wingspan is 34–48 mm. Wing pattern is very variable, from entirely white wings to strongly covered with black dots. Hindwings often with one or several black dots . Antennae branches long , 3-5 times longer than the antenna stem diameter.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Jul 13, 2019. Captured in Den Alerdinckweg 4, 8055 PE Laag Zuthem, Netherlands.