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Golden-rod Brindle
Xylena solidaginis (Hübner, 1803)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2233 / 73.207
Photo © Ian Kimber

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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
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)

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 4 (6%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1954.
Last Recorded in 1996.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/08/1996128TF73 - Docking/Bircham
28/08/1976127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
22/08/1975128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
August 1954128TF70 - Beachamwell/Oxborough
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