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Moths 416 478 Tigers Ermines and Footmen


Striking moths, brightly coloured and that acts as a warning to preditors as most of this family are poisonous!

The information about this group of species has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Sites List Records List Recent Records Guidance Notes

For more information about a species click/tap its photograph:

Kent Black Arches

Meganola albula

Least Black Arches

Nola confusalis

Scarce Silver-lines

Bena bicolorana

Green Silver-lines

Pseudoips prasinana

Oak Nycteoline

Nycteola revayana

Cream-bordered Green Pea Moth

Earias clorana

Herald Moth

Scoliopteryx libatrix

Snout Moth

Hypena proboscidalis

Bloxworth Snout

Hypena obsitalis

Beautilful Snout

Hypena crassalis

White Satin

Leucoma salicis

Gypsy Moth

Lymantria dispar

Black Arches

Lymantria monacha


Euproctis chrysorrhoea

Pale Tussock

Calliteara pudibunda

Vapourer Moth

Orgyia antiqua

Buff Ermine

Spilosoma luteum

White Ermine

Spilosoma lubricipeda

Muslin Moth

Diaphora mendica

Ruby Tiger

Phragmatobia fuliginosa

Cream-spot Tiger

Arctia villica

Garden Tiger

Arctia caja

Scarlet Tiger

Callimorpha dominula

Jersey Tiger

Euplagia quadripunctaria

Cinnabar Moth

Tyria jacobaeae

Crimson Speckled Moth

Utetheisa pulchella

Rosy Footman

Miltochrista miniata

Four-dotted Footman

Lithosia quadra

Buff Footman

Eilema depressa

Common Footman

Eilema lurideola

Orange Footman

Eileme sororcula

These much rarer species have also been recorded in Dorset:

Click/tap the species common name if you want to see more information.

Species Common Name Scientific Name Status
Red-necked Footman Atolmis rubricollis

A species of wooded habitats and believed to be extending its range across much of the country


Wood Tiger Parasemia plantaginis

A rare species found in very few places in Dorset


Yellow-tail Moth Sphrageidus similis


A common and widespread species found in most habitat types