Lepidoptera The Pink-barred Sallow Moth – Xanthia Flavago

This moth is not nearly so common as the preceding species, but has been taken more or less in all parts of England.

The Pink-barred Sallow Moths Fig. 165.-The Pink-barred Sallow.

Its fore wings are orange yellow, with purplish markings arranged as represented in fig. 165. The hind wings are yellowish white.

The caterpillar is brown, with a lateral stripe formed by numerous red, yellow and white dots. It feeds on sallow (Salix caprea) and various low plants.

It is full grown in June, and the moth appears in September.