Orange footman (Wittia sororcula)
Description Eilema_sororcula on Alliaria petiolata. 3 June 2006. IJmuiden, the Netherlands
Date 3 June 2006 (according to Exif data)
Source No machine-readable source provided. Own work assumed (based on copyright claims).
Author Svdmolen (assumed)
Wittia sororcula, the orange footman, is a moth of the family Arctiidae. It is found in Europe, Anatolia and further east across the Palearctic to southern Siberia and the Amur basin to China. The moth flies from April to June depending on the location. Larva blackish, with two yellow dorsal stripes with red dots and white spots. The larvae feed on lichen on trees, both on conifers (Ochsenhemer) and on deciduous trees (Spuler). Can be obtained by beating saplings, also in bushes and in the grass, sometimes feeding at flowers in the daytime. Order: Lepidoptera, Family: Arctiidae.
Phalaena sororcula Hufnagel, 1766
crocella Geoffroy, 1785
Noctua unita Esper, 1787
crocinella de Villers, 1789
Bombyx aureola Hübner, 
Lithosia aurantia Haworth, 1809
Lithosia flava Lempke, 1938
Systropha sororcula orientalis Daniel, 1954
Eilema plumbea Rebel, 1912