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

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map