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Photo of Barred Sallow by Graeme Davis
In Barred Sallow the wide central cross-
A number of Noctuids are named ‘Sallows’. This may be because sallow (or willow)
is one of the foodplants of the Sallow moth -
Four of these species do look rather similar :-
There is a lot of variation within a species, particularly in the boldness of the
There is usually a dark spot in the half of the kidney mark near the trailing edge of the forewing.
The head is yellow or orange and the ‘collar’ just behind the head is yellow or orange.
The ‘collar’ behind the head and often the head itself are purple.
Photo of Centre-