Buff Ermine
Spilosoma lutea

Buff Ermine, Monks Eleigh, Suffolk, England, June 2008 - click for larger image Monks Eleigh, Suffolk, England

The Buff Ermine is common throughout most of the British Isles. It flies from May to July. The caterpillar is hairy with cream spots on the side and feeds on nettles, dandelions, honeysuckles, birch trees, etc.. See the page at Garden Safari.

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