Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Xylena exsoleta

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2242 / 73.208
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 (16%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 1992.
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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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Forewing: 24-29mm.
Flight: Sept-April. (hibernates)
Foodplant:   Thistles, Creeping Cinquefoil, Common Restharrow, others
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
BAP Status: Priority Species
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult

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