Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Photo © Will Brame,  Taken at light by Nigel Odin at Landguard 01/09/2021

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Golden-rod Brindle
Xylena solidaginis

(Hübner, 1803) 2233 / 73.207
=Lithomoia solidaginis

Morley's Final Catalogue: Unknown with us.

Recent Suffolk Status: A very rare immigrant, with just four records: Nowton on 22.07.1982 and during 1996 (R. Eley), Sicklesmere on 20.08.2006 (S. Dumican) and Landguard on 1.09.2021 (N. Odin).

Life history: Single-brooded. Can be found at rest on fence posts, rocks and barbed wire fences during the day in its native habitats. Also found at night on Heather flowers, sugar and at light.

Identification: Compare with Sword-grass and Red Sword-grass.

Habitat: Moorland.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1995.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/09/2021125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
20/08/2006126TL86 - Bury St Edmunds
01/01/1995 to 31/12/1996+26TL86 - Bury St Edmunds
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Forewing: 18-21mm.
Flight: One generation Aug-Sept.
Foodplant:   Moorland plants, Heather, Bilberry, Cowberry, Bearberry etc
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce / Immigrant
Former Status: Local (Immigrant)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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