Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Cirrhia icteritia Hufnagel, 1766
Sallow

Family: Noctuidae
Checklist Number: 73.182

Rare, with only two recent records in August and September. This brightly coloured moth is found in a variety of habitats wherever its foodplant occurs

The larvae feed on the catkins of sallows Salix and poplars Populus, later using herbaceous plants such as docks Rumex species

Cirrhia icteritia
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