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15-Aug-09, 23:32
This pretty moth is on the wing now in Caithness and should be with us until the end of September. As its name suggests it is associated with sallows, willows and poplars and may be found where ever these plants occur. The species overwinters as an egg laid in rows on a twig close to a bud. The caterpillar, present from March to early June, initially feeds inside a catkin and when this falls it will seek out herbaceous plants such as docks.