Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Pale-lemon Sallow
Cirrhia ocellaris

(Borkhausen, 1792) 2276 / 73.184
=Xanthia ocellaris

Norfolk status
Open areas where the foodplant grows.
Overwinters as an egg, the larva feed on the catkins of Black Poplar and other poplars including Lombardy poplar.

Scattered Norfolk records, never reaching double figures annually, from across the county. Recent West Norfolk Fenland records including Denver, Welney, Upwell and West Walton suggest a preference for this area.

Recorded in 32 (43%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1903.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Occurrence of Xanthia ocellaris in Norfolk - E A Atmore. 1906. Ent. 40. 12. 1907
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Date#VC10kGeneral Area
01/10/2023128TF92North Elmham
17/10/2022127TG14Sheringham / Beeston
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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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