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2273 ~ Pink-barred Sallow ~ Xanthia togata
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 28-36mm.

Confusion species


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Broadleaf woodland, carr, marshes, scrub, and gardens.


The catkins of sallows and poplars and later on herbaceous plants.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as eggs laid in rows on twigs of foodplant. Larva late Mar-early June, feed inside catkins until they fall. Pupates underground.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 17th Sept 2008, Llanfyllin