Yellow-tail Euproctis similis

Erebidae » Lymantriinae

Yellow-tail Euproctis similis

72.013 (BF2030) Yellow-tail Euproctis similis (Fuessly, 1775)

Forewing length 16-23mm. I guess this moth speaks for itself. A beautiful white coloured moth where the male of the species has greyish spots towards the base of the forewings. The female is larger with unfeathered antennae, but the most distinguishing feature of both sexes is the bright yellowish tail of the abdomen.

Yellow-tail Euproctis similis

The adult flies July to August and is attracted to light. Seen in woodland, hedgerows and gardens. Common and widespread in southern Britain, local elsewhere. The hairy larva feeds on a wide range of broadleaved trees and shrubs.

Yellow-tail Euproctis similis

© Pete Hillman July 2011.

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Black Arches Lymantria monacha

Erebidae » Lymantriinae

Black Arches Lymantria monacha male

Quite an attractive black and white moth which is a new visitor to my garden. This is a male with its large feathery antennae. Wingspan 30 to 50mm.

Black Arches Lymantria monacha male

The adult flies July and August, and is mainly found in woodland. The larva feeds mainly on oak.

Black Arches Lymantria monacha male

Black Arches Lymantria monacha male

Black Arches Lymantria monacha male underside

© Pete Hillman August 2017.