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72.013 ~ 2030 ~ Yellow-tail ~ Euproctis similis
UK Status

Resident. Common S,C(N).

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species that can be recorded in reasonably large numbers in the right environment e.g. Cors Dyfi in the west of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 35-45mm.

Confusion species

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Woodland, scrub, hedgerows, gardens and urban areas.


Most broadleaf trees and shrubs.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a small larva in a frail cocoon on the foodplant or in the leaf litter below. Larva June-August. Pupates in a cocoon which is formed on the foodplant, or below in the litter.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 2nd July 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by PB, 12th July 2010, Morben ISAF
Photo by PB, 25th Aug 2009, Cors Dyfi

Photo by PB, 20th Sept 2010, Morben ISAF