Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Pink-barred Sallow
Xanthia togata

(Esper, 1788) 2273 / 73.181

A common resident across the region.

Most frequent in broadleaved woodland but also in carr, marshes and other places where the foodplants occur.

Overwinters as an egg and adults come to light and sugar.

Note can be confused with well-marked Sallows but that species has yellow shoulders and the lower end of the kidney mark is blackish. The wing tips of Pink-barred are slightly hooked but that is difficult to see in worn specimens.

Recorded in 98 (70%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1857.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-16mm
Flight: September - October
Foodplant:   Sallows and poplars - herbaceous plants
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
30/10/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO75
21/10/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
20/10/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ90
20/10/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
17/10/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82

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