Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Fairly common and widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Sep-Oct.
Foodplant: Poplars - Herbaceous plants.
|Year first recorded||1905||1982||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||1042||97||2278|
|Number of individuals||3392||522||7828|
For the region, we have a total of 2278 records from 250 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the larva feeding at first on sallow (Salix spp.) and poplar (Populus spp.) catkins, and later on herbaceous plants. In Dorset, the moth has the same distribution, flight period and habitat preferences as the Pink-barred Sallow2273, but is roughly forty percent more abundant. The following record was likely to have been a dispersed individual from Purbeck (a Pink-barred Sallow plus a Horse Chestnut1905 were trapped on the same night): Portland, at MV on 18 October 1997 (M Cade).