The Moths of Suffolk
2273 Pink-barred Sallow, Xanthia togata, (Esper, 1788)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Broad-leaved woodland, carr, marshes, fens and heathland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-September to early November

Larval foodplants : sallows and poplars, on the catkins

Morley's Final Catalogue : Common on sugar, reed-flower and ivy-blossom everywhere from Bentley to Fritton.

Wingspan details : Forewing 13-16mm, Wingspan 28-36mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultSallow, Xanthia icteritia

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Found on ivy blossom - Ipswich, Suffolk (ix.2004) © N Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Bromeswell Green (21.ix.2001) © A Prichard
Thetford (2.x.2002) © L Gregory
Barton Mills, Suffolk (7.x.2005) © Lee Gregory
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (25.ix.2012) © Neil Sherman
On Ivy blossom - Ipswich, Suffolk (3.x.2012) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (27.ix.2014) © Neil Sherman
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (8.x.2017) © Paul Kitchener