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Sword-grass
Xylena exsoleta (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2242 / 73.208
Photo © Peter Buchner - Lepiforum

Similar Norfolk Species
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Xylena vetusta
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Xylena solidaginis
Forewing: 24-29mm.
Flight: Sept-April. (hibernates)
Foodplant:   Thistles, Creeping Cinquefoil, Common Restharrow, others.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Rare Immigrant/vagrant.
Nationally it is resident in the north of England and Scotland.
Immigrant to Norfolk or large-scale wanderer.
Moorland and woodland habitats from September onwards, hibernating over winter to re-appear in the spring.

BAP Priority Species

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 12 (17%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 1992.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
November 1992127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
1971+28TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
July 1967128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
09/10/1966127TG14 - Sheringham
1966+27TG14 - Sheringham
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