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Pale-lemon Sallow
Cirrhia ocellaris (Borkhausen, 1792)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2276 / 73.184
Photo © Keith Knights,  04-X-2011 Bradwell, Norfolk VC25

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Forewing: 18-19mm.
Flight: One generation Sept-Oct.
Foodplant:   Poplars
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Scarce.
Open areas where the foodplant grows.
Overwinters as an egg.
Larva feed on the catkins of Black Poplar and other poplars inc Lombardy poplar.

Scattered Norfolk records from accross the county, including Weeting Heath. Recent West Norfolk Fenland records at Denver, Upwell and West Walton.

Recorded in 30 (43%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1903.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/10/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
14/10/2020127TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
08/10/2020128TF41 - W.Walton/Walpole
06/10/2020127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
29/09/2020127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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