Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Pale-lemon Sallow
Cirrhia ocellaris

(Borkhausen, 1792) 2276 / 73.184
=Xanthia ocellaris

General comments:
Extremely rare resident. Vagrant?

Native Black Poplar appears to be the only suitable foodplant for the larvae of this species and the various hybrid strains that are a feature of parts of the county appear quite unsuitable. These native trees appear to have their headquarters in the Vale of Aylesbury and a few just creep into our area in the extreme west. We have specifically looked for the moth in the west, but the number of occasions has been limited and it remains possible that the moth could be resident there or elsewhere in this western zone. Elsewhere, the occasional reports of single moths may suggest vagrants in at least some cases.

Recorded in 14 (34%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1914.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/09/2023121TQ28 - Hendon / Hampstead / Camden
05/09/2023121TQ28 - Hendon / Hampstead / Camden
01/10/2021120TQ09 - Watford / Rickmansworth
21/09/2019121TQ28 - Hendon / Hampstead / Camden
21/09/2019121TQ28 - Hendon / Hampstead / Camden
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VC20 VC21 VC21 VC20
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Forewing: 18-19mm.
Flight: One generation Sept-Oct.
Foodplant:   Poplars
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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