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Pale-lemon Sallow
Cirrhia ocellaris (Borkhausen, 1792)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2276 / 73.184
Photo © Wilf Norman,  Grosmont 24.9.06

Similar Yorkshire Species
Sunira circellaris
Dusky-lemon Sallow
Cirrhia gilvago
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: 3

Yorkshire Status: Very rare and very local migrant/wanderer.

Argus 52, 2006: A totally unexpected addition to the Yorkshire list. A poplar feeder, confined to the south-east. Odd records have turned up in other places and this moth could have been a migrant. VC62. Grosmont, 24.9.2006 (WN). NEW COUNTY RECORD.

Current status (CHF, 2011): Grosmont 2006. Resident amongst poplars in East Anglia and north Kent, this species occasionally turns up in unusual places. This moth occurred at a time of high migrant activity and may have come from continental Europe.

Argus 66, 2012:

A big surprise. Yorkshire's second record following one in 2006. Almost certainly a migrant.

VC61. Welwick, 8.10.2012 (CW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 3 (2%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2006.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
05/10/2019161TA02 - Hessle
08/10/2012161TA32 - Withernsea
24/09/2006162NZ80 - Goathland / Grosmont
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