Noctuidae: Xyleninae

2274 (ABH73.182) Sallow Cirrhia icteritia (=Xanthia), (Hufnagel, 1766)

KR09559

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Hemingford Grey, Sept. 2006
Hemingford Grey, Sept. 2006
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 1st Oct. 2014. MV trap.
Hemingford Grey, 1st Oct. 2014. MV trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Grafham Water, March 2012
Grafham Water, March 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Grafham Water, March 2012
Grafham Water, March 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell


General Information

This species has very variable colouring, with the relatively frequent, f. flavescens, having the darker markings almost absent.

 

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 14-17mm.
Foodplant(s): sallows (Salix spp.), poplars (Populus spp.), herbaceous plants
Flying: One generation, September-October
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Broadleaved woodland, carr, marshes, fens and heathland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 90 (33.3%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 03 August to 15 November

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 11 March to 10 April

Similar Species
Great Staughton, October 2011
Great Staughton, October 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Pink-barred Sallow Xanthia togata
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Dusky-lemon Sallow Cirrhia gilvago (=Xanthia)


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Brown, purple, yellow, white, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5