The Moths of Suffolk
2274 Sallow, Xanthia icteritia, (Hufnagel, 1766)

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; September to October

Larval foodplants : Sallows and poplars, on the catkins, later feeding on herbaceous plants

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

Wingspan details : Forewing 14-17mm, Wingspan 32-40mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultPink-barred Sallow, Xanthia togata
Dusky-lemon Sallow, Xanthia gilvago
Angle-striped Sallow, Enargia paleacea

Compare confusion species
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Ipswich Golf Course (vii.2003) © N Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Female - Ipswich, Suffolk (3.x.2011) © Neil Sherman
F. flavescens - Barton Mills, Suffolk (x.2004) © N Sherman
F. flavescens - Ipswich, Suffolk (ix.2005) © Neil Sherman
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (ix.2008) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (22.ix.2009) © Neil Sherman
Bawdsey, Suffolk (25.ix.2009) © Matthew Deans
 
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VC25 Gorleston, Suffolk (11.x.2010) © Brian Jones
Ipswich, Suffolk (3.x.2014) © Neil Sherman