Barred Sallow Tiliacea aurago
Barred Sallow Tiliacea aurago
Adult • Whitelye, Gwent • © Nick Greatorex-Davies

73.180 BF2272
Barred Sallow Tiliacea aurago

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Wingspan 27-32 mm.

Mainly distributed in the south and south-east of England, it occurs locally as far north as northern England.

It inhabits wooded valleys, downland and southern heaths, and flies in September and October.

The larvae feed on beech (Fagus) or field maple (Acer campestre), at first on the buds and subsequently on the flowers and leaves.
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