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Yellow-tail
Euproctis similis (Fuessly, 1775)
Erebidae: Lymantriinae
2030 / 72.013
Photo © Stephen Youngs,  21/07/2019 - Hethersett

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Forewing: M 16-22mm. F17-23mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees and shrubs.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Adults have a bold yellow/orange tip to the abdomen and one or more black spots at the corner of the white forewing.

Usually one generation in July - August. Recently a small second generation occurring in October has been noted.

Recorded in 66 (96%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/10/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
30/10/2020128TF83 - N.Creake/Syderstone
20/10/2020128TM09 - Attleborough
16/10/2020128TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
06/10/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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