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Xylena vetusta (Hübner, [1813])

Red Sword-grass
73.2090 (B&F: 2241)


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

Suspected immigrant and episodic resident. Both as an immigrant and resident moth only occurs in singletons at mv light in wide range of habitats. Presumed freshly established at low density in extreme south-western corner of county since 2002. Single-brooded, flying mainly from the second week of September to late October, occasionally from early September or to mid November; after intermittent hibernation, adults reappear between late March and late April. Larvae feed on dock, yellow flag and sedges. (Pratt, 2011)

Xylena vetusta (Hübner, 1813)
Wisborough Green, 01 iv 2016
Photo: Dave and Pen Green
Xylena vetusta (Hübner, 1813)
Herstmonceux, 24 iii 2018
Photo: Mike Mullis
Xylena vetusta (Hübner, 1813)
Herstmonceux, 2 iii 2019
Photo: Mike Mullis
Xylena vetusta (Hübner, 1813)
Etchingham, 21 iii 2019
Photo: Caroline Moore
Xylena vetusta (Hübner, 1813)
Graffham Common, 10 vi 2017
Photo: Dave Green
Xylena vetusta (Hübner, 1813)
Wych Cross, 21 iii 2015
Photo: Hew Prendergast
Xylena vetusta (Hübner, 1813)
Bracklesham, 10 iii 2016
Photo: Derek Lee
Xylena vetusta (Hübner, 1813)
Horns Cross, 26 ii 2015
Photo: David Burrows
Xylena vetusta (Hübner, 1813)
Horns Cross, 26 ii 2015
Photo: David Burrows
Xylena vetusta (Hübner, 1813)
Pagham Harbour, 8 iv 2010
Photo: Ivan Lang
Xylena vetusta (Hübner, 1813)
Thorney Island, 14 iv 2013
Photo: Mike Snelling
Xylena vetusta (Hübner, 1813)
Bracklesham, 12 iii 2015
Photo: Derek Lee

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