Irish moths

Pink-barred Sallow, Xanthia togata

Family: Noctuidae       Sub-family: Acronictinae

2273     *     Pink-barred Sallow     *     Xanthia togata

Widespread, locally common
Wingspan: 27-30mm. Deep pinkish-red head and shoulders.

Flight time: August-November
Habitat: Damp woods, heaths, moors, gardens

Larvae feed first on sallows then on herbaceous plants

Similar: Sallow has orange or yellow shoulders

Photographs: Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. August and September 2010

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