Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Golden-rod Brindle
Xylena solidaginis

(Hübner, 1803) 2233 / 73.207
=Lithomoia solidaginis

Davey, P., 2009: A local species in central and north Wales, northern England and Scotland, with occasional migrants recorded in England, the larva feeding on various moorland plants and shrubs, such as birch (Betula spp.), bilberry (Myrtillus vaccinium), sallow (Salix spp.) and heather (Calluna vulgaris). "Reverend E Bankes and I both saw these shortly after capture. He had one specimen, now in the British Museum, but his record DFC 3:245 should read eight and not four." (W Parkinson Curtis... Read More

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Recorded in 1 (3%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1904.
Last Recorded in 1904.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 18-21mm
Flight: August - September
Foodplant:   Moorland plants, Heather, Bilberry, Cowberry
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce / Immigrant
Former Status: Local (Immigrant)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
August 190489SY88 Wool / Lulworth

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