Meet the Erebidae

A family of generally distinctive species, both in terms of adult and larva. Including the commonly seen Scarlet Tiger and The Cinnabar, which are both regularly seen flying during the day.

The Vapourer larva shown is one of the more striking caterpillars out there, although we have never recorded an adult in the garden.

Arctia caja

Garden Tiger

Callimorpha dominula

Scarlet Tiger

Calliteara pudibunda

Pale Tussock

Catocala nupta

Red Underwing

Diaphora mendica

Muslin Moth

Herminia grisealis

Small Fan-foot

Laspeyria flexula

Beautiful Hook-tip

Lymantria monacha

Black Arches

Manulea lurideola

Common Footman

Omphaloscelis lunosa

Lunar Underwing

Orgyia antiqua


Phragmatobia fuliginosa

Ruby Tiger

Rivula sericealis

Straw Dot

Scoliopteryx libatrix

The Herald

Spilarctia luteum

Buff Ermine

Spilosoma lubricipeda

White Ermine

Tyria jacobaeae

The Cinnabar

Wittia sororcula

Orange Footman

Zanclognatha tarsipennalis