Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Photo © Mark Marshall,  23rd February 2019 - Blackawton, Devon - migrant.

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Sword-grass
Xylena exsoleta

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2242 / 73.208

A rare species last recorded between 1970 and 1999. The last Herefordshire record was 1998 in Upper Maund near to Bodenham

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 29 (21%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1857.
Last Recorded in 1998.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 24-29mm.
Flight: Sept-April. (hibernates)
Foodplant:   Thistles, Creeping Cinquefoil, Common Restharrow, others
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
05/03/19981VC36 - HerefordshireSO54
14/03/19971VC39 - StaffordshireSO88
15/03/19891VC36 - HerefordshireSO73
1981+VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
22/09/1979+VC40 - ShropshireSJ61

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