Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Red Sword-grass
Xylena vetusta

(Hübner, 1813) 73.209

Very scarce in the region. Most records probably refer to immigrants or vagrants from populations in western Britain. More recent small clusters might suggest local residency, perhaps temporary, or small influxes.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 15 (19%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants and low woody plants
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common / Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
26/10/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSU89
29/06/20221VC22 - BerkshireSP41 -
09/11/20211VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP71
11/10/20181VC22 - BerkshireSU46
11/10/20181VC22 - BerkshireSU47

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