73.183 (2275) Dusky-lemon Sallow Cirrhia gilvago ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Status
Resident. Local.
UK BAP Priority Species.
 
Flight period
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History
The first record was when Sir Arthur Duncan (1909-84)  found it at Closeburn, Dumfriesshire. In 1973 two were trapped at Irvine House, Auchenrivock in mid-August.
 
Then, from 1976-82, there were 17 records from the Waterside Mains at Keir Rothamsted station, with singles from the Gatehouse of Fleet and Bridge of Dee stations during the same period. With regular trapping at Kirkton, forty records were accumulated during 1992-2000. Since then it has been trapped at Auchencairn (VC73) in October, 2006, with the first for Wigtownshire at Kirkcowan, in August, 2009.
 
Life cycle
One generation. Overwinters as an egg which is laid on twigs of the foodplant. Larvae are present April to early June.
 
Larval foodplants
The larvae feed on the flower buds, ripening seeds and leaves of Wych Elm and sometimes on English Elm.
 
Identification
Care required to separate from Pale-lemon Sallow but that has a hooked wingtip.
 
Habitat
Broadleaved woodland with elms.
© Richard Mearns, Kirkton, September/October 1996

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