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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Sep-Nov.

Forewing: 14-16mm.

Foodplant: Field Maple and Beech.

IMPORTANT - Please note that the maps and accounts are provisional, subject to change and further update.  The whole dataset still needs to go through the final verification process and it is likely that a very small number of records will not satisfy the present requirements and there are other records that have not been formally submitted.  The information is for guidance only.

Record breakdown:

Year first recorded195619861956
Year last recorded201120112011
Number of records648191334
Number of individuals1301282658
Unique positions1167246
Unique locations1016214
Adult records619181274
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 1334 records from 214 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1956.


2272 Barred Sallow 04
© Will Bown
2272 Barred Sallow 03
© Paul Harris
2272 Barred Sallow 02
© Paul Harris
2272 Barred Sallow 01
© Tom Morris

Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.

Davey, P., 2009: A species restricted to south-east England becoming rarer further north, the larva feeding on the buds, flowers and leaves of beech (Fagus spp.) and maple (Acer spp.). In Dorset, the moth is frequent in woods on chalky soils containing beech and field maple (Acer campestris) and recorded occasionally elsewhere where isolated mature beech and field maple grow. Larvae have been found on field maple in Chase Woods.

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