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Dusky-lemon Sallow
Cirrhia gilvago

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2275 / 73.183
=Xanthia gilvago

Davey, P., 2009: A declining species in England and Wales, the larva feeding on the flowers and seeds of wych elm (Ulmus glabra), and occasionally English elm (Ulmus procera). In Dorset, this moth colonised small valley woods on Purbeck where wych elm was dominant, and wych-elm rich deciduous woodland on chalky soils close to river valleys, for example the River Iwerne and the River Crane. However, this species shares similar habitat preference to the Lesser-spotted Pinion2316 and the... Read More

Recorded in 13 (33%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1907.
Last Recorded in 2014.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-18mm
Flight: August - October
Foodplant:   Wych Elm
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
30/09/201419SY66 Portland Bill
24/10/201319SY66 Portland Bill
01/10/201319SU11 Alderholt
11/10/201119ST82 Shaftesbury / Gillingham
29/09/201119SY58 Abbotsbury

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