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73.181 ~ 2273 ~ Pink-barred Sallow ~ Xanthia togata
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 28-36mm.

Confusion species

Sallow.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Habitat

Broadleaf woodland, carr, marshes, scrub, and gardens.

Foodplant

The catkins of sallows and poplars and later on herbaceous plants.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as eggs laid in rows on twigs of foodplant. Larva late Mar-early June, feed inside catkins until they fall. Pupates underground.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 17th Sept 2008, Llanfyllin