Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Lyme Grass
Longalatedes elymi

(Treitschke, 1825) 2348 / 73.138
=Chortodes elymi

Norfolk status
Scarce.
Coastal sand-dunes and dune-slacks, wandering into saltmarsh areas. Has never been recorded far away from the coast.

Characteristic long narrow forewing and contrasting pale
hindwing.

The moth's vernacular name derives from the larval foodplant, Lyme-grass (Elymus arenarius)

Recorded in 12 (16%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1861.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
05/07/2024327TG42Eccles
02/07/2024127TG42Eccles
29/06/2024127TG42Eccles
28/06/2024127TG42Eccles
26/06/2024127TG42Eccles
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Forewing: 15-18mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Lyme-grass
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult   [Show Flight Times]

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