Erebidae : Lymantriinae
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Brown-tail
Euproctis chrysorrhoea
White Satin
Leucoma salicis
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Yellow-tail
Euproctis similis

(Fuessly, 1775) 2030 / 72.013

A common species across the region.

Found in hedgerows, scrub, woodland edges and gardens.

Overwinters as a small larva. Adults can be found at rest during the day and later come readily to light.

Note Brown-tail is slightly large with less rounded wings and smaller or no spots near the trailing corner of the forewing. The tail is golden yellow whereas in Brown-tail it is a deep chocolate brown.

Recorded in 114 (81%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: M 16-22mm, F17-23mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees and shrubs
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
30/08/20192VC37 - WorcestershireSO85
26/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO33
25/08/20192VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
23/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
23/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO55

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