Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Pink-barred Sallow
Xanthia togata
Dusky-lemon Sallow
Cirrhia gilvago
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Cirrhia icteritia

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2274 / 73.182
=Xanthia icteritia

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

Recent Suffolk Status: Common.

Life history: Single-brooded. Has emerged as early as July and August in the county. Frequent 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: Quite a variable species. Some forms have virtually no dark marks, including F. flavescens. Pink-barred sallow has reddish brown shoulders. Dusky-lemon sallow is darker in colour without a hooked wing tip.

Habitat: Woodlands, marshes, river valleys, gardens.

Recorded in 50 (86%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/10/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
21/10/2023125TM59 - Lowestoft
21/10/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
20/10/2023125TM15 - Helmingham/Claydon
20/10/2023+25TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
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Forewing: 14-17mm.
Flight: One generation Sept-Oct.
Foodplant:   Poplars - Herbaceous plants
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2024. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024
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