Dusky-lemon Sallow

    Cirrhia gilvago

    NoctuidaeABH 73.183 B&F 2275

    This species,  strongly associated with elms, has suffered a severe population decrease, most likely as a result of Dutch elm disease. Turner (1955) considered it to be scarce and local in the county, so it has probably never been widespread. It needs broad-leaved woodland, hedgerows and parkland with Wych or English Elms large enough to flower abundantly.  

    Adult Verification Grade: 2

    Dusky-lemon Sallow (Cirrhia gilvago) photographed in Somerset by Nigel Voaden