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2275 ~ Dusky-lemon Sallow ~ Cirrhia gilvago
UK Status

Resident. Local S,C,(N).

Montgomeryshire Status

A scarce and very local species which in recent times has only been recorded from the eastern side of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 30-37mm.

Confusion species

Pale-lemon Sallow.

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Broadleaf woodland, parkland and hedgerows with elm.


The buds, ripening seeds and leaves of wych elm.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as an egg laid on twigs of the foodplant. Larva April-early June, which feed inside the flower bud and later on the leaves.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 28th Sept 2011, Middletown

Photo by MEG, 28th Oct 2015, Llandyssil