Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Sword-grass
Xylena exsoleta
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Red Sword-grass
Xylena vetusta

(Hübner, 1813) 2241 / 73.209

Norfolk status
Rare immigrant/vagrant.

Predominantly southern and western distribution and from Yorkshire northwards in Great Britain, where it is resident on moorland, upland grassland, boggy heathland and damp woodland.

Norfolk records are presumed migrants, or possibly wanderers from further west.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 14 (19%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2022.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
20/09/2022127TG41Winterton
08/09/2020127TG42Eccles
18/04/2019127TG23Roughton
25/03/2018128TF74Holme NNR
23/10/2016127TG42Eccles
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Forewing: 24-29mm.
Flight: Sept-Nov and Mar-April (hibernates)
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common / Immigrant
Former Status: Local (Immigrant)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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