Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Xylena exsoleta
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Red Sword-grass
Xylena vetusta

(Hübner, 1813) 2241 / 73.209

Bedfordshire status
Rare immigrant

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 1 (5%) of 22 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1904.
Last Recorded in 1904.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
1904130TL05 - Bedford (North), Thurleigh
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Forewing: 24-29mm.
Flight: Sept-Nov and Mar-April (hibernates)
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common / Immigrant
Former Status: Local (Immigrant)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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