The Moths of Suffolk
2275 Dusky-lemon Sallow, Xanthia gilvago, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 2)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Broad-leaved woodland, hedgerows and parkland with elms

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

Larval foodplants : Wych Elm, sometimes English Elm, the buds, ripening seeds and leaves

Morley's Final Catalogue : Much commoner since 1890, and now generally distributed. Sudbury, Copdock, Bentley, Woolverstone, Waldringfield, Ipswich; Playford (Ent. Wk. Intell. 1857, 94); Brandon, Downham; Bury (Skepper); Henham (Btn), Bungay (Mn), Beccles and Barnby (Mr), Lowestoft (Bedwell), Fritton (D), Gorleston (Wiltshire).

Wingspan details : Forewing 15-18mm, Wingspan 30-37mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultSallow, Xanthia icteritia
Pale-lemon Sallow, Xanthia ocellaris

Compare confusion species
    Adult

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Bawdsey (17.ix.2004) © M Deans

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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First site record - Ipswich, Suffolk (ix.2008) © Neil Sherman
Bawdsey, Suffolk (19.ix.2009) © Matthew Deans
Bawdsey, Suffolk (24.ix.2009) © Matthew Deans
 
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Bawdsey, Suffolk (24.ix.2009) © Matthew Deans
Ipswich, Suffolk (29.ix.2011) © Neil Sherman
Found on Ivy blossom - Ipswich, Suffolk (4.x.2013) © Neil Sherman
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (23.ix.2015) © Neil Sherman