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

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2274 / 73.182
=Xanthia icteritia

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the larva feeding at first on sallow (Salix spp.) and poplar (Populus spp.) catkins, and later on herbaceous plants. In Dorset, the moth has the same distribution, flight period and habitat preferences as the Pink-barred Sallow2273, but is roughly forty percent more abundant. The following record was likely to have been a dispersed individual from Purbeck (a Pink-barred Sallow plus a Horse Chestnut1905 were trapped on the same night): Portland,... Read More

Recorded in 32 (80%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: September - October
Foodplant:   Willows and polars
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
27/11/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
09/11/201919SY98 Wareham
06/11/201919SY98 Wareham
06/11/201919SY78 Broadmayne
29/10/201919SY39 Lyme Regis

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