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Orange Sallow
Tiliacea citrago

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2271 / 73.179
=Xanthia citrago

Davey, P., 2009: A local species in Britain, the larva feeding on lime (Tilia spp.). In Dorset, the moth is local and at low density, occurring in the vicinity of small-leaved lime (Tilia cordata) in old woodland in the north-east of the county, and amongst lime (Tilia platyphyllos x Tilia cordata) growing in parks and planted by local councils along streets in towns across the rest of the county.

Recorded in 19 (48%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1888.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-17mm
Flight: August - October
Foodplant:   Limes
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
22/09/201919SY49 Bridport
20/09/2019+9SY39 Lyme Regis
20/09/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
16/09/201919SY78 Broadmayne
15/09/201819SY79 Puddletown

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