Centre-barred Sallow - Atethmia centrago

    Alternative names
    Centre Barred Sallow
    Description

    Wingspan 32-36 mm. Striking in appearance and unlikely to be confused with anything else.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    The main habitats are woodland and hedgerows.

    When to see it

    The moths are on the wing during August and September.

    Life History

    The caterpillars feed on Ash, burrowing into the buds when newly hatched, and subsequently feeding on the flowers and leaves.

    UK Status

    Fairly common in the southern half of England and Wales, becoming more local northwards into Scotland. Scarce in Ireland. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)

    Reference
    73.219 BF2269

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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

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