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Sphrageidus similis
(gold-tail moth)



Sphrageidus similis (gold-tail moth)


  • Last modified
  • 23 September 2021
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  • Pest
  • Host Animal
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Sphrageidus similis
  • Preferred Common Name
  • gold-tail moth
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Sphrageidus similis Fuessly

Preferred Common Name

  • gold-tail moth

Other Scientific Names

  • Arctornis chrysorrhoea
  • Euproctis similis Fuessly
  • Phalaena similis
  • Porthesia similis

International Common Names

  • English: yellow tail
  • Spanish: oruga del lupulos
  • French: bombyx cul doré; cul doré

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Goldafter, Heller; Schwan
  • Italy: Farfalla cul dorato; Farfalla dal ventre giallo-dorato
  • Netherlands: Donsvlinder

EPPO code

  • PORTSI (Porthesia similis)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Lepidoptera
  •                         Family: Erebidae
  •                             Genus: Sphrageidus
  •                                 Species: Sphrageidus similis

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 15 Dec 2020

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Alsomyia nidicola Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Bacillus thuringiensis Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Bacillus thuringiensis galleriae Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Bacillus thuringiensis morrisoni Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. dendrolimus Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Bacillus thuringiensis subtoxicus Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Bacillus thuringiensis thuringiensis Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Beauveria bassiana Pathogen
Blondelia nigripes Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Brachymeria lasus Parasite
Calosoma sycophanta Predator Arthropods|Larvae
Carcelia bombylans Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Carcelia rasa Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Compsilura concinnata Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Cytoplasmic polyhedrosis virus (CPV) Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
cytoplasmic polyhedrosis viruses Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Dermestes lardarius Predator
Entomophaga aulicae Pathogen
Exorista fasciata Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Exorista larvarum Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Hyleorus elatus Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Lecanicillium lecanii Pathogen
Meteorus versicolor Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Monodontomerus aereus Parasite
Nemorilla floralis Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Nilea hortulana Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Nucleopolyhedrosis virus Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Paecilomyces farinosus Pathogen
Pales pavida Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Palesisa nudioculata Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Phryxe nemea Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Pimpla contemplator Parasite
Pimpla contemplator Parasite
Pyemotes zwoelferi Parasite
Sarcophaga uliginosa Parasite
Telenomus euproctidis Parasite
Telenomus phalaenarum Parasite
Telenomus turkarkandas Parasite
Trichogramma bezdencovii Parasite Eggs
Trichogramma dendrolimi Parasite Eggs
Trichomalopsis peregrinus Parasite
Trissolcus turkarkandus Parasite
Zenillia libatrix Parasite Arthropods|Larvae

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