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Barred Sallow Xanthia aurago Length 19-21mm. A beautiful moth that rests with its wings spread flat. Adult of typical form has chestnut-brown forewings wings with a central yellow band, and a yellowish head and sides to thorax. In other forms, central band can be much paler. Flies September-October. Larva feeds on Field Maple and Beech. Widespread and common only in central and southern England; largely absent from the west.
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Barred Sallow Xanthia aurago Length 19-21mm. A beautiful moth that rests with its wings spread flat. Adult of typical form has chestnut-brown forewings wings with a central yellow band, and a yellowish head and sides to thorax. In other forms, central band can be much paler. Flies September-October. Larva feeds on Field Maple and Beech. Widespread and common only in central and southern England; largely absent from the west.

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Date: 31 Jul 2007
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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