Morley's Final Catalogue: Somewhat scarce; usually singly. Sudbury; Copdock, Ipswich, Bixley, Waldringfield; Stowmarket, bred at Monks Soham; Bury, Tuddenham, Mildenhall; Worlingham, on sugar on Gorleston cliff.
Recent Status: Extinct as a resident in the county. Just two recent records of immigrant moths light-trapped on the coast: Reydon on 20.09.2003 (A. Cornish) and at Bawdsey Hall on the very late date of 28.12.2018 (M.J. Deans).
Identification: A greyer moth than Red Sword-grass Xylena vetusta, lacking many of the red tones in the wings of that species. The clinching feature is the pale straw-coloured foot of hind leg (black in vetusta).
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Recorded in 4 (7%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1922. Last Recorded in 2018. Additional Stats