Erebidae: Lymantriinae

10405 Brown-tail Euproctis chrysorrhoea, (Linnaeus, 1758)

BF2029 (ABH72.012)

Dobarsko, Rila Mtns., 29th July 2017. Light trap.
Dobarsko, Rila Mtns., 29th July 2017. Light trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Dobarsko, Rila Mtns., 29th July 2017. Light trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
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General Information

Caterpillars have hairs that cause extreme irritation if in contact with human skin.

 

Pupates in leaf litter.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: M 16-20mm. F 18-19mm.
Foodplant(s): Bramble (Rubus fruticosus), hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), Dog-rose (Rosa canina), sallows (Salix spp.), plums (Prunus spp.), Apple (Malus domestica), pears (Pyrus spp.), cherries (Prunus spp.)
Flying: One/two generations, July-August and October
UK Presence: Resident
National status:

Habitat

Coastal scrub, hedgerows, parks and gardens.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Yellow-tail Euproctis similis
White Satin Leucoma salicis


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