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Xylena exsoleta (Linnaeus, 1758)

Sword-grass
73.2080 (B&F: 2242)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
    »Family: Noctuidae
      »Subfamily: Xyleninae
        »Tribe: Xylenini

Nb

Suspected immigrant and episodic resident. As an immigrant it is rare and only occurs as singletons in wide range of habitats; as a resident moth has been extinct in both halves of county since the 1940’s. Single-brooded, flying mainly from mid September to the third week of November. Unlike other counties, adults have not been encountered here during or after hibernation. Larvae feed on lettuce. (Pratt, 2011)

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Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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