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White Ermine-Spilosoma lubricipeda

By Ade_Osman    
With it's regal coat of white ermine fur, it's easy to see why this moth is so called.....Very common species and easily found, usually hanging tightly underneath nettle leaves, but the can be found on any of the herbaceous plants if your garden if you look hard enough, which is where I found this one.. Usually on the wing from May through to the end of July and having a wingspan of 35-45mm and a length of approximately 30mm.

Ade

Hedgehog News
Busy night again last night Smile We have one staying over in the new nestbox today if you wish to look, although at the moment (06:30) it well buried under the hay, but it should move around a bit during the day.
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Tags: General Moths Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda

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Comments


17 Sep 2012 6:37AM
Superb close-up SmileSmile

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Andysnapper 8 109 25 England
17 Sep 2012 6:38AM
Wow, thats a beauty Ade. I don't think I've ever seen one in the flesh, must remedy that.

Andy
Chinga Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2012 6:49AM
Great capture! An absolute beauty! It does look like a fur coat and collar! Stunning specimen - never seen one in real life... Makes a superb image... IB
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2012 6:49AM
A rather unbelievable image, so very beautiful, rich, and opulent. A real vision of beauty, not one to easily forget.

Regards Nathan
CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
17 Sep 2012 7:09AM
Very aptly named, Ade, what an absolute darling, and a superb capture of her. Thanks for SB info Smile Carol
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
17 Sep 2012 7:17AM
Top class work.

Albert
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
17 Sep 2012 7:18AM
A lovely luxury coat on theis one, must be a Barbour winter model. Only the oil stains soil it a bit TongueTongue
Excellent Ade, wonderful detail.
KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 167 England
17 Sep 2012 7:50AM
Such a pretty moth - I just love those antennae!
17 Sep 2012 8:26AM
what a beauty you have caught here
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
17 Sep 2012 8:47AM
A very beautiful little moth you've treated us to today, the detail and clarity is outstanding
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
17 Sep 2012 8:53AM
Excellent quality image Ade, did give a wave as I passed but you did not wave back!

Regards

Trev.
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
17 Sep 2012 9:11AM
Good detail, Ade, especially the furry stole Smile

Dave
TonyDy Plus
7 5 2 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2012 11:01AM
Great shot, Ade.
Tony
Briwooly 10 452 5 England
17 Sep 2012 11:11AM
Superb Ade quality has Always

Brian .................
Gerryrys 4 1 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2012 11:17AM
Excellent as ever Ade. Glad to hear the hedgehogs are doing well. Smile

Gerry
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
17 Sep 2012 11:33AM

Quote:Glad to hear the hedgehogs are doing well


I can't say too much at the moment as nothing is as yet cast in stone......However, I have been speaking to a production company who work on behalf of the BBC this very morning and who are interested in the Hedgehogs and what we (me & the wife) do as a nature fanatics.....

Can't and don't want to say any more than this really in case it doesn't come off, but as you might imagine it's all very exciting, as the say.....'Watch this space' Smile

Ade
Tibetan 4 3 England
17 Sep 2012 11:36AM
Very clear detail like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
17 Sep 2012 11:38AM
Well named moth, and I don't recall ever seeing one like this before, Ade.
Wonderful detail.
Ronnie.
SlowSong Plus
8 6.3k 29 England
17 Sep 2012 12:59PM
What a beautiful and elegant moth. This might be my fave moth now instead of the Elephant. But so many beauties to choose from.
x
AnnChown Plus
6 198 1 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2012 1:37PM
I'm beginning to understand your fascination with moths Ade - they are the beauty queens of the natural world! This is beautiful - love the softness of it.
Good luck with the BBC!
Ann
17 Sep 2012 2:33PM
wow superb
Ade that is a lovely image and a great find David
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2012 3:03PM
Oh my word.................................... Gorgeous! I want oneGrinGrin
Diane
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2012 3:05PM
Its A GemGrin
ali63 Plus
4 741 1 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2012 3:38PM
Beautiful.
Ali
17 Sep 2012 3:51PM
Reminds me of a Dalmatian dog (sorry!) love the furry stole too.

Helen
Niknut Plus
6 1.2k 68 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2012 4:48PM
Ooooo....impressive shot !!!!
carper123 Plus
4 920 8 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2012 4:48PM
Ade, that image is simply stunning, never seen one before. Front cover material for a wildlife mag without doubt.Wink
Well done my friend.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
taggart Plus
12 46 13 United States
17 Sep 2012 5:34PM
Marvelous details --what a pretty moth!
chase Plus
11 1.1k 246 England
17 Sep 2012 5:56PM
A beauty of a Moth Ade,very nicely controlled exposure.
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
17 Sep 2012 7:09PM
A beautiful specimen Ade,
Geoff.
17 Sep 2012 7:14PM
Superb exposure Ade, detail and comp as always BANG ON TongueWink Yawn Smile
pamelajean Plus
10 964 1824 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2012 7:42PM
All it needs is a tiara and black high-heeled shoes, and it's ready for the ball.
An absolute stunner with those black and white markings.
17 Sep 2012 8:10PM
Beautiful moth Ade - very Cruella de Ville - maybe you could get it a bit part in the next 101 Dalmatians movie. Stunning as ever. Lou
bricurtis Plus
11 2.0k 49 England
17 Sep 2012 8:30PM
Beautiful specimen Ade - super image.
Brian.
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2012 9:01PM
Fabulous picture, quite a beauty in fact
17 Sep 2012 10:18PM
Lovely shot Ade. Superb detail.

Jane
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2012 10:41PM
Lovely fur coat!!
Taking a peek at the Hog cam!
Carol
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2012 11:00PM
Finally! A hedgehog at 11pm!! Happy now! Smile
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2012 11:00PM
Two in fact!!! SmileSmile
Ray42 8 3 England
18 Sep 2012 8:12AM
A great shot of this beauty
jasonrwl Plus
6 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2012 6:50PM
What a beauty! Be interested to hear what comes of the TV thing - good luck.
Jason

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