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Dusky-lemon Sallow
Cirrhia gilvago ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2275 / 73.183
Photo © Mick Norman,  10/10/09 Kings Lynn

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Forewing: 15-18mm.
Flight: One generation Aug-Oct.
Foodplant:   Wych Elm.
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Thinly locally distributed in Norfolk.
A declining species in England and Wales in broad-leaved woodland, hedgerows and areas with Wych Elm.

Overwinters as an egg, with adult moths occurring in the Autumn, occasionally found feeding at Ivy flowers and overripe berries.

Recorded in 54 (73%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1871.
Last Recorded in 2023.

Latest 10 Records
06/10/2023127TG50Great Yarmouth (North Beach)
26/09/2023128TF62King's Lynn
19/10/2022127TG20Stoke Holy Cross
04/10/2022128TF50Upwell / Outwell
04/10/2022128TL59Welney NNR
03/10/2022128TF62King's Lynn
01/10/2022128TF52Terrington St Clement
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