name = Yellow-tail
genus = "
species = "E. similis"
binomial = "Euproctis similis"
binomial_authority = Fuessly,
1775The Yellow-tail ("Euproctis similis") is a mothof the family Lymantriidae. It is distributed throughout Europe.
This species has a
wingspanof 35-45 mm, the female usually noticeably larger than the male. All parts of the adults are pure white, apart from a bright yellow tip to the abdomen (larger in the female) and a small black or brown tornal mark on the forewing of the male. It flies at night in July and August ref|flight_season and is attracted to light, especially the males.
larvais black with red and yellow stripes and is very hairy. It usually feeds on trees and shrubs such as alder, apple, birch, blackthorn, cherry, chestnut, hawthorn, oak, rowanand sallow. It has also been recorded on monkshood, which is a herbaceousplant. This species overwinters as a larva.
#Note|flight_season"The flight season refers to the
British Isles. This may vary in other parts of the range."
*Chinery, Michael "Collins Guide to the Insects of Britain and Western Europe" 1986 (Reprinted 1991)
*Skinner, Bernard "Colour Identification Guide to Moths of the British Isles" 1984
* [http://www.funet.fi/pub/sci/bio/life/insecta/lepidoptera/ditrysia/noctuoidea/lymantriidae/euproctis/index.html#similis Yellow-tail at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera pages]
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