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Golden-rod Brindle
Xylena solidaginis (Hübner, 1803)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2233 / 73.207
Photo © Neil Sherman,  Insh Marshes, Scotland. September 2012

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Xylena exsoleta
Forewing: 18-21mm.
Flight: One generation Aug-Sept.
Foodplant:   Moorland plants, Heather, Bilberry, Cowberry, Bearberry etc.
Nat Status: Local (Immigrant)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3

Morley's Final Catalogue: Unknown with us.

Recent status: A very rare immigrant, with just three records: Nowton on 22.07.1982 and during 1996 (R. Eley) and at Sicklesmere on 20.08.2006 (S. Dumican).

Identification: Compare with Sword-grass and Red Sword-grass.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 1 (2%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1995.
Last Recorded in 2006.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
20/08/2006126TL86 - Bury St Edmunds
01/01/1995 to 31/12/1996+26TL86 - Bury St Edmunds
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