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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Fairly common and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Sep-Oct.

Forewing: 13-16mm.

Foodplant: Sallows and poplars - herbaceous plants.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18831883188318831880
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records10984363381001255
Number of individuals15615464802426476
Unique positions79699512726
Unique locations83689613325
Adult records1084421302957244
Immature records40001

For the county, we have a total of 3128 records from 405 sites. First recorded in 1880.


73.182 Pink-barred Sallow 08
© Nancy Stedman
73.182 Sallow 04
© Nick Lawman
73.181 Pink-barred Sallow 06
© Andy Nunn
73.181 Pink-barred Sallow 05
© Paul Kipling, 22 Sep 2011
73.181 Pink-barred Sallow 04
© Dave Williamson
73.181 Pink-barred Sallow 02
© Damian Money
73.181 Pink-barred Sallow 03
© Damian Money
73.181 Pink-barred Sallow 01 (left) and Centre-barred Sallow
© Terry Box, 9 Sep 2011

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and fairly common over all five vice-counties in damp areas where sallow grows. This species seems to be more common than X. icteritia (Hufnagel) in the east of the County. In the centre there is a marginal balance towards icteritia and in the south and west that species is by far the commonest.

2012 (CHF): Widespread across the county and has increased in numbers in the last ten years. Counts of 20 - 40 are not uncommon in woodland with plenty of sallows.

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