Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Similar Upper Thames Species
Sunira circellaris
Dusky-lemon Sallow
Cirrhia gilvago
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Pale-lemon Sallow
Cirrhia ocellaris

(Borkhausen, 1792) 73.184
=Xanthia ocellaris

Rare in the region. The handful of records from eastern areas over a long time period, including a larval record, suggests vagrancy from populations east of the region and occasional breeding. A number of immigrants from continental Europe have been recorded in the 21st century and this is also a possibility, at least for the 2020 record.

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Recorded in 4 (5%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1935.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Poplars
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
30/09/20201VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP70
April 1980+VC22 - BerkshireSU78 -
01/01/1972 to 31/12/1982+VC24 - BuckinghamshireSU88
1966+VC22 - BerkshireSU78
19611VC24 - BuckinghamshireSU97

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