Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Golden-rod Brindle
Xylena solidaginis

(Hübner, 1803) 2233 / 73.207
=Lithomoia solidaginis

Norfolk status
Rare immigrant and resident in Scotland, North Wales and Northern England.

Most of the immigrant specimens are of the form f. cinerascens, an ash-grey form occurring in Germany.

Records of single adults from Norfolk at Holme in August 1975 (P. Clarke), Hickling in 1976 (T. Peet) and Docking in 1996 (R. Skeen). Also noted as one being taken from Norfolk during a large influx of 17 specimens taken in 1954. (R. F. Bretherton.)

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 4 (5%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1954.
Last Recorded in 1996.
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Determination
Late Aug 1954 - Swaffham Proc. Brit. Ent. Nat. Hist. Soc. 1972. - R F Bretherton
L. solidaginis - Peter Clarke collection, Holme 28-08-1975
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Date#VC10kGeneral Area
31/08/1996128TF73Docking
28/08/1976127TG42Hickling NNR / Potter Heigham
22/08/1975128TF74Holme NNR
August 1954128TF70Swaffham Heath
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Forewing: 18-21mm.
Flight: One generation Aug-Sept.
Foodplant:   Moorland plants, Heather, Bilberry, Cowberry, Bearberry etc
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce / Immigrant
Former Status: Local (Immigrant)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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