Main: (Noctuidae / Xyleninae)
73.184 [B&F: 2276] Pale-lemon Sallow (Cirrhia ocellaris) (Borkhausen, 1792)


Nationally scarce (Na) in plantations, roadside verges and parks throughout much of south-eastern England. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight recorded just twice to date, at Wootton, IoW, on 5 October 1997, and at Portsmouth, Hampshire on 3 October 2003. Wingspan 36-42 mm. The main confusion species is Dusky-lemon Sallow X. gilvago, but X. ocellaris has slightly hooked forewings, and is generally darker. Larva feeds on catkins of Black Poplar, over-wintering as an egg.

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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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Detail records

VC10 Isle of Wight
Wootton (SZ59)05-Oct-1997oneRedfern, A JAdult
Totland (SZ38)01-Oct-2011oneKnill-Jones, Sam Adult
Cranmore (SZ39)04-Oct-2011oneFletcher, Ian Adult
Totland (SZ38)11-Oct-2015oneKnill-Jones, Sam Adult
Shanklin (SZ58)21-Sep-2020oneOutlaw, Iain Adult
VC11 South Hampshire
Portsmouth (SU60)03-Oct-2003oneThirlwell, Ian Adult
Sandy Point (SZ79)27-Sep-2009oneJohnson, Andy Adult
Sandy Point (SZ79)14-Oct-2010oneJohnson, Andy Adult
Portsmouth (SU60)01-Oct-2011oneThirlwell, Ian Adult
Northney, Hayling (SU70)08-Oct-2011onePhillips, JohnAdult
Sandy Point LNR (SZ79)11-Oct-2011oneJohnson, Andy Adult
Totton (SU31)30-Sep-2013oneHankinson, Lyz & Derek Adult
Botley Wood (SU50)01-Oct-2013oneWheeler, Keith Adult
Broadlands Lakes (SU31)23-Oct-2014oneElliott, Brian & Langmaid, JohnAdult
Botley (SU51)06-Oct-2017oneBailey, Sue Adult
Romsey (SU32)04-Oct-2019oneLayton, Simon Adult
Portsmouth (SU60)06-Oct-2019oneThirlwell, Ian Adult

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