Erebidae: Lymantriidae

2030 (ABH72.013) Yellow-tail Euproctis similis, (Fuessly, 1775)

KR10406

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
after hibernation, Great Staughton
after hibernation, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell


General Information

Pupates in a cocoon on or under the food plant.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.
Often found at rest during day

Forewing length: M 16-22mm. F17-23mm.
Foodplant(s): hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), birches (Betula spp.), Hazel (Corylus avellana), oaks (Quercus spp.), sallows (Salix spp.), elms (Ulmus spp.), broadleaved trees, broadleaved shrubs
Flying: One generation, July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Hedgerows, woodland, gardens and urban areas.

Regional Information

Recorded in 139 (51.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 12 May to 13 October

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 01 April to 07 October

Similar Species
Great Staughton, July 2011
Great Staughton, July 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Brown-tail Euproctis chrysorrhoea
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
White Satin Leucoma salicis


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Hairy
Colours:
Black, grey, red, white
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5