Bordered Sallow - Pyrrhia umbra


Wingspan 27 to 35 mm. A well-marked and fairly distinctive species.

Identification difficulty

Generally coastal, occurring on calcareous soils where found inland.

When to see it

The single generation flies in June and July and visits sugar as well as light.

Life History

The larvae feed mainly on the flowers and seeds of Restharrow.

UK Status

This moth is widespread but local in southern England, extending northwards along the coasts to parts of Scotland. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as local.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = C (very scarce resident or rare migrant).

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

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