2273 Pink-barred Sallow Xanthia togata
(Esper, 1788)Wingspan 27-30 mm.
A widespread and fairly common species over much of the British Isles, frequenting mainly damp woodland and marshy areas.
It is single-brooded, flying in September and October, when it will visit sugar as well as artificial light.
The young larvae feed inside the catkins of sallow (Salix), and when more mature, on a range of herbaceous plants.