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Tiliacea citrago (Linnaeus, 1758)

Orange Sallow
73.1790 (B&F: 2271)
Previously:Xanthia citrago (Linnaeus, 1758)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
    »Family: Noctuidae
      »Subfamily: Xyleninae
        »Tribe: Xylenini

A resident species, this moth usually occurs singly, occasionally sparingly, in a wide rang of habitats. Very local and distinctly episodic in appearance. Widespread, but missing from large areas. A single brooded species flying mainly from early September to early October. The larvae feed on lime. (Pratt, 2011)

Xanthia citrago (Linnaeus, 1758)
Findon Valley, 24 ix 2016
Photo: Mike Snelling
Xanthia citrago (Linnaeus, 1758)
Henfield, 07 x 2018
Photo: Paula Blake
Xanthia citrago (Linnaeus, 1758)
Lindfield, 15 ix 2014
Photo: Bob Foreman
Xanthia citrago (Linnaeus, 1758)
Findon Valley, 26 ix 2011
Photo: Mike Snelling

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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