Erebidae: Lymantriinae

10406 Yellow-tail Euproctis similis, (Fuessly, 1775)

BF2030 (ABH72.013)


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:


Hedgerows, woodland, gardens and urban areas.

Regional Information

Recorded in 1 (0.1%) of the 1900 10km squares of Bulgaria.

Last recorded in July 2012

Recorded date range (Adult): 01 July to 01 July

Similar Species
Dobarsko, Rila Mtns., 29th July 2017. Light trap.
Dobarsko, Rila Mtns., 29th July 2017. Light trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Brown-tail Euproctis chrysorrhoea
White Satin Leucoma salicis

Larva Type:
Black, grey, red, white
No. of Proleg Pairs: