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Pale-lemon Sallow
Cirrhia ocellaris

(Borkhausen, 1792) 2276 / 73.184
=Xanthia ocellaris

Davey, P., 2009: A declining species in south-east England and East Anglia, the larva feeding on the catkins and afterwards on the leaves of black-poplar (Populus nigra), or, if the catkins fall to the ground, on herbaceous plants. Its preferred habitat is poplar-dominated open woodland and mature poplar groves usually on the floor of river valleys. The moth has been recorded on three occasions in Dorset. A second individual was trapped on the same night as the Wareham example, in central Kent,... Read More

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Recorded in 5 (13%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1997.
Last Recorded in 2011.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 18-19mm.
Flight: One generation Sept-Oct.
Foodplant:   Poplars
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
15/10/201119SY58 Abbotsbury
01/10/201119SY58 Abbotsbury
01/10/201119SY58 Abbotsbury
29/09/201119SZ07 Swanage
24/09/201119SZ07 Swanage

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