Family: Noctuidae

73.209 Red Sword-grass Xylena vetusta

There are 156 county records of 164 individuals from 64 different sites. First recorded in 1875.

Individual records comprise of: [161 Adult] [3 Larval] .

Occurrence by month (Adults)

Mar
13
Apr
45
May
9
Jul
1
Sep
11
Oct
47
Nov
22
Dec
2

Earliest: 15 Mar 2012 - Latest: 22 Dec 2011

Historical Abundance

2018
6
2017
2
2016
4
2015
8
2014
16
2013
7
2012
7
2011
18
2010
5
2009
5

Records (Individuals) by Vice County

VC67
119 (128)
VC68
37 (36)

Similar Species

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Status Grade 1

Larval food plants

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Herbaceous plants Herbaceous plants
Soft Rush Juncus effusus
Woody plants Woody plants
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