Noctuidae : Xyleninae
  Prev | Next  
 

Similar Herts & Middlesex Species
Red Sword-grass
Xylena vetusta
Golden-rod Brindle
Xylena solidaginis
Upload a Photo
 
Sword-grass
Xylena exsoleta

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2242 / 73.208

General comments:
Extinct resident.

The Sword-grass was formerly resident in the south-east of England, but it has contracted its range drastically and is now confined to northern Britain. It is fairly certain that the Hertfordshire records relate to breeding populations that are now extinct; there are no Middlesex reports..

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 9 (22%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1888.
Last Recorded in 1946.
Additional Stats

< Golden-rod Brindle  |  Red Sword-grass >

List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/06/1946120TL11 - Harpenden / Wheathampstead
1937120TQ09 - Watford / Rickmansworth
1937120SP91 - Tring
1937120TL22 - Stevenage
1916120TL12 - Hitchin (S) / Whitwell
Show Details | 1990 to 2023 | 2000 to 2023 | Graph Key
Express Record Sword-grass
We need your records!
Do you have records of Sword-grass?
Put your own dot on the map!

Copyright © Lepidoptera UK 2024
   

VC20 VC21 VC21 VC20
Click Map for Details
Forewing: 24-29mm.
Flight: Sept-April. (hibernates)
Foodplant:   Thistles, Creeping Cinquefoil, Common Restharrow, others
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
BAP Status: Priority Species
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult   [Show Flight Weeks]
© hertsmiddxmoths.uk 2024 NOLA®; Database using MapMate® Digital Maps © Bartholomew 2010. Design © Jim Wheeler 2024
This site requires necessary cookies to function correctly. We'd also like to set Google analytics cookies that help us make improvements by measuring how you use the site. These will be set only if you accept all cookies. Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this will affect how the website functions. Cookies Policy