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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Aug-Oct.

Forewing: 15-17mm.

Foodplant: Limes.

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 recorded188820061888
Year last recorded201120062011
Number of records1042212
Number of individuals1162236
Unique positions24150
Unique locations22146
Adult records1022208
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 212 records from 46 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1888.


2271 Orange Sallow 03
© Julian Francis
2271 Orange Sallow 02
© Julian Francis
2271 Orange Sallow 01
© Les Hill

Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.

Davey, P., 2009: A local species in Britain, the larva feeding on lime (Tilia spp.). In Dorset, the moth is local and at low density, occurring in the vicinity of small-leaved lime (Tilia cordata) in old woodland in the north-east of the county, and amongst lime (Tilia platyphyllos x Tilia cordata) growing in parks and planted by local councils along streets in towns across the rest of the county.

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