2269Centre-barred Sallow Atethmia centrago ABH 73.219
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Moths Noctuidae » Xyleninae
Wingspan 32-36 mm.
Phenology On the wing during August and September.
Description Characteristic appearance Ground colour is orange-yellow with a broad central cross band that is hooked slightly towards the leading edge of the forewing. giving the impression of a Boating hat There is a partial band along the outer edge of the wing (bottom). These bands are a pinkish-reddish-brown colour and vary in intensity.
Life Cycle Caterpillars feed on ash (Fraxinus), burrowing into the buds when newly hatched, and subsequently feeding on the flowers and leaves Larva feeds on flower buds of Ash, preferring isolated, mature trees