A Technical Report from The Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories
Is an insect native to the UK and can be found throughout Europe. Numbers of this insect have fluctuated irregularly with epidemics occurring in urban and sub-urban areas in south-east England, (mainly on the coast, up the Thames Valley and London). Brown tail moth caterpillars produce urticating hairs that can cause skin irritation (rashes, etc.) if they come in contact with human skin.