Pink-barred Sallow Xanthia togata - Distribution map

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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.
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