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

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2029 / 72.012

A rare and recent arrival in the region.

A species of hedgerows, scrub and gardens.

Overwinters as a larva in a communal web. Adults come to light and may be found resting during the day.

Note Yellow-tail is slightly smaller with more rounded wings and larger spots near the trailing corner of the forewing. The tail is golden yellow whereas in Brown-tail it is a deep chocolate brown.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 16 (11%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: M 16-20mm. F 18-19mm.
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Various shrubs and trees; Bramble, Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Dog-rose, sallows, Plum, Apple, Pear, cherries and Sea Buckthorn
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
17/07/20223VC37 - WorcestershireSO75
19/07/20211VC40 - ShropshireSJ43
17/07/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
01/07/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
26/06/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSP07

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