Centre-barred Sallow - Atethmia centrago

Alternative names
Centre Barred Sallow

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

Identification difficulty

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)

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

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