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

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2274 / 73.182
=Xanthia icteritia

A common species across the region.

Most often found in broadleaved woodland, carr, fens but also in other habitats where the foodplants are common.

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

Recorded in 102 (73%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1800.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: September - October
Foodplant:   Willows and polars
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
10/11/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
06/11/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
05/11/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
04/11/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
03/11/20193VC37 - WorcestershireSO74

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