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Pink-barred Sallow
Xanthia togata

(Esper, 1788) 2273 / 73.181

Morley's Final Catalogue: Referring also to Sallow: Common on sugar, reed-flower and Ivy blossom everywhere from Bentley to Fritton.

Recent Suffolk Status: Fairly common.

Life history: Single-brooded. Has emerged as early as August in the county. Usually seen at light in small numbers. Regularly recorded at Ivy blossom, Blackberries and sugar. Larvae have been found in Suffolk by collecting fallen Sallow catkins where the larvae start to feed before switching to various low-growing plants.

Identification: Sallow lacks the reddish brown shoulders.

Habitat: Woodlands, marshes, river valleys, gardens.

Recorded in 46 (79%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
20/10/2023125TM15 - Helmingham/Claydon
16/10/2023125TM57 - Southwold
16/10/2023125TM15 - Helmingham/Claydon
10/10/2023+25TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
10/10/2023125TM59 - Lowestoft
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Forewing: 13-16mm.
Flight: One generation Sept-Oct.
Foodplant:   Sallows and poplars - herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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