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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Aug-Oct.

Forewing: 15-17mm.

Foodplant: Lime.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19401904186118831883
Year last recorded20142014201420142013
Number of records42259313526
Number of individuals95228013226
Unique positions231646466
Unique locations231649486
Adult records39208512525
Immature records03110

For the county, we have a total of 321 records from 142 sites. First recorded in 1861.


73.179 Orange Sallow 07
© Andy Nunn
73.179 Orange Sallow 06
© Nancy Stedman, 2018
73.179 Orange Sallow 05
© Andy Nunn
73.179 Orange Sallow 04
© Nick Lawman
73.179 Orange Sallow 03
© David Ashton, 14 Sep 2014
73.179 Orange Sallow 02
© Dave Williamson
73.179 Orange Sallow 01
© John William Cooper

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recent records for this species are rather sparse. It appears to occur locally in areas where limes are established. This is another species which although not taken in VC65, has been taken just over the County boundary in VC66 (Dunn & Parrack, 1986).

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 9.10.1999, six 2000-3 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

2012 (CHF): Scattered records from all over the county, always in small numbers and never common. There have been several records for VC65 since 2000.

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