Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Sword-grass
Xylena exsoleta
 
Golden-rod Brindle
2233 Xylena solidaginis
(Hübner, 1803) 73.207
=Lithomoia solidaginis
Norfolk status
Rare immigrant. and resident in Scotland , N Wales and the northern half of England.

most of the immigrant specimens are of f. cinerascens, an ash-grey form occurring in Germany.

Records of single adults from Norfolk in August 1975, 1976 and 1996.
Also noted as one being taken from Norfolk during a large influx of 17 specimens taken in 1954. (B. Skinner)

Recorded in 3 (4%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1975.
Last Recorded in 1996.

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Determination
L. solidaginis - Peter Clarke collection, Holme 28-08-1975
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/08/1996128TF73 - Docking/Bircham
28/08/1976127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
22/08/1975128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
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Forewing: 18-21mm.
Season: One generation Aug-Sept.
Foodplant:   Moorland plants, Heather, Bilberry, Cowberry, Bearberry etc
Nat Status: Local (Immigrant)
 Immature Adult
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