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73.182 ~ 2274 ~ Sallow ~ Cirrhia icteritia
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 32-40mm.

Confusion species

Pink-barred Sallow.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Many habitats.


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

Lifestage data

Overwinters as an egg laid on twigs of the foodplant. Larva late March-early June, feeding inside catkins before they fall, then on herbaceous plants. Pupates underground.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 31st Aug 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by PRW, 9th Sept 2013, Commins Coch
Pale form