ermine moth


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ermine moth

n
1. (Animals) Also called: ermine an arctiid moth of the genus Spilosoma, characterized by dark spots on the light coloured wings, and producing woolly bear caterpillars
2. (Animals) small ermine an unrelated micro, Yponomeuta padella
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Butterfly Conservation said this is ermine moth season.
A council spokesman said: "We are aware of a non-hazardous infestation of bird cherry ermine moth caterpillars at St Dogmaels Avenue in Llanishen.
Caterpillars of the bird-cherry ermine moth colonised trees at the attraction and created the sight.
The infestation was blamed on the yponomeuta padella, the caterpillar of the orchard ermine moth.
Local wildlife experts reckoned the natural phenomenon, which looked like a spooky Halloween scene, was the work of the caterpillar of the birdcherry ermine moth.
Unfortunately for people trying to identify a spindle ermine moth, they are almost identical to the apple, but can be distinguished by the fact they eat spindle, not fruit trees.
The web appears to be the work of ermine moth caterpillars.
The image was created by bird cherry ermine moth caterpillars, which experts say are doing no harm to the trees.
Forest Research Institute 1969) are known hosts of apple ermine moth.
Yponomeuta Padella, or ermine moth caterpillars weave an intricate web over a roadside hawthorn hedge and speed sign in Catherington near Portsmouth yesterday.
Behavioural responses of two small ermine moth species (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutidae) to plant constituents.
Nearly all were Korean and Chinese Ageniaspis fuscicollis wasps, parasites of the apple ermine moth, received during the summer.