Noctuidae: Hadeninae

09559 Sallow Cirrhia icteritia (=Xanthia), (Hufnagel, 1766)

BF2274 (ABH73.182)


General Information

This species has very variable colouring, with the relatively frequent, f. flavescens, having the darker markings almost absent.


Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 14-17mm.
Foodplant(s): sallows (Salix spp.), poplars (Populus spp.), herbaceous plants
Flying: One generation, September-October
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Broadleaved woodland, carr, marshes, fens and heathland.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Pink-barred Sallow Xanthia togata
Dusky-lemon Sallow Cirrhia gilvago (=Xanthia)

Larva Type:
Brown, purple, yellow, white, black
No. of Proleg Pairs: