Barred Sallow - Tiliacea aurago
Wingspan 27-32 mm. An attractive moth with red-brown wings that are crossed by a thick band of golden yellow.
It inhabits wooded valleys, downland and Southern heaths.
Flies in September and October.
The larvae feed on Beech or Field Maple - at first on the buds and subsequently on the flowers and leaves.
Mainly distributed in the South and South-East of England, it occurs locally as far North as Northern England.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant)
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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