Barred Sallow - Tiliacea aurago

Alternative names
Xanthia aurago

Wingspan 27-32 mm. An attractive moth with red-brown wings that are crossed by a thick band of golden yellow.

Identification difficulty

It inhabits wooded valleys, downland and Southern heaths.

When to see it

Flies in September and October.

Life History

The larvae feed on Beech or Field Maple - at first on the buds and subsequently on the flowers and leaves.

UK Status

Mainly distributed in the South and South-East of England, it occurs locally as far North as Northern England.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant)

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map