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Yellow-tail Euproctis similis Length 24mm. An aptly-named moth whose abdomen tip is yellow. All stages should be treated with caution since adult and larval hairs cause irritation. The wings are usually held folded tightly against body at rest. ADULT has white wings and exposes yellow-tipped abdomen when alarmed. Flies June–Aug. LARVA is hairy with black and red markings; feeds on deciduous shrubs. STATUS Widespread and locally common.
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