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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Sep-Nov.

Forewing: 14-16mm.

Foodplant: Field Maple and Beech.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded20011857185919391981
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records1077733227599
Number of individuals13678396386141
Unique positions291374477
Unique locations291375526
Adult records1077732224899
Immature records00010

For the county, we have a total of 890 records from 175 sites. First recorded in 1857.


73.180 Barred Sallow 07
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73.180 Barred Sallow 06 Side
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73.180 Barred Sallow 05 Head
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73.180 Barred Sallow 04
© Andy Nunn
73.180 Barred Sallow 03
© Nick Lawman
73.180 Barred Sallow 02 with Pink-barred Sallow
© Charles Fletcher, 11 Oct 2005
73.180 Barred Sallow 01
© Charles Fletcher, 20 Sep 2005

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: There have been a few more records of this local species in recent years. Still most frequently found in the south of the County but it has now been recorded in both VC62 and VC65. This must be near the northern limits of its usual range in Britain, although odd records are shown into central Scotland on map 51 in MBGBI 10.

2012 (CHF): Porritt called this species "a great rarity" in 1883 though his subsequent lists noted records appearing in the south of VC63. Now it is not uncommon in the south and centre of the county, reflecting the distribution of its main foodplants, field maple and beech. Numbers seem to have increased a little recently. Still uncommon in the north of the county and there are still very few records further north than Yorkshire so there has been little expansion of range since 1989.

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