Erebidae : Lymantriinae
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Euproctis chrysorrhoea
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Yellow-tail
Euproctis similis

(Fuessly, 1775) 2030 / 72.013

Davey, P., 2009: A species occurring throughout England and Wales, becoming scarcer in Scotland, the larva feeding on blackthorn (Prunus spp.), hawthorn (Crataegus spp.), oak (Rubus fruticosus), sallow (Salix spp.) and other deciduous trees and shrubs. Like the Brown-tail2029, the hairs of the larva can inflict a rash on unprotected skin when handled. In Dorset, the moth is widespread and usually common, and rises to abundant in deciduous woodland, or where hawthorn and blackthorn grow in... Read More

Recorded in 41 (103%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1895.
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
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
24/10/201919SY79 Puddletown
23/10/201919SY79 Puddletown
12/10/201919SY79 Puddletown
11/09/201919SY67 Portland / Weymouth
07/09/201919SY98 Wareham

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