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2241 Red Sword-grass, Xylena vetusta (Hübner, 1813)

Status and ecology:

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)

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Wisborough Green, 01 iv 2016 Photo: Dave and Pen Green

Xylena vetusta (Hübner, 1813)

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