Ermine Puss Moth D erminea 5 pupae

Ermine Puss Moth D erminea 5 pupae
Ermine Puss Moth D erminea 5 pupae Ermine Puss Moth D erminea 5 pupae Ermine Puss Moth D erminea 5 pupae Ermine Puss Moth D erminea 5 pupae Ermine Puss Moth D erminea 5 pupae Ermine Puss Moth D erminea 5 pupae
Availability: NOW
Price: £28.50
   - OR -   
Description

Ermine Puss Moth Dicranura erminea

Only a few cocoons available.

 It is quite difficult to distinguish the moth and caterpillar from the British Puss Moth. Erminea does not occur in Britain, but is found across parts of Europe. The moth emerges later than the Puss Moth, usually in June/July. The egg is completely different, being larger, flatter and coloured bright orange, rather like a spangle leaf gall. The foodplants are Poplars, Willows and Sallows.  A distinguishing feature of the larva is the white-edged saddle marking with a central “snowdrop”, not seen in the British Puss Moth. Seldom offered, give this species a try in the coming year.