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

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2029 / 72.012

Norfolk status
Mostly found on or near the coast on coastal scrub and hedgerows.
Caterpillars occur mostly in April to June and are well-known for their urticating hairs.

WARNING: Caterpillars can cause extreme irritation if in contact with human skin.

The larvae feed in a communal web on the leaves of the foodplants and are easily spotted.

Larval webs can be confused with other communal web spinning species such as the Ermines (Bird-cherry Ermine, Orchard Ermine, Spindle Ermine etc)

Widespread in the south east of England. They larvae can cause sufficient damage to be a serious pest in some areas.

Recorded in 64 (86%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
06/06/2024128TF70Cockley Cley
01/06/2024127TG04Cley next the Sea
27/05/2024128TF73Ringstead
26/05/2024128TF63Hunstanton
20/05/2024128TF63Hunstanton
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: M 16-20mm. F 18-19mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
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: 2
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