Sallows are a group of attractive moths that brighten moth catches. Their colours recall those of end-of-season leaves, with golds, pinks and bronzes. Marginally my favourite – and the choice is tricky – is Pink-barred Sallow. Common throughout much of Britain, this species differs from the other sallows in having a russet-pink head that contrasts with its yellow thorax. As its name suggests, it is particularly associated with willow (aka sallow) trees.