Family: Noctuidae

73.209 Red Sword-grass Xylena vetusta

There are 164 county records of 172 individuals from 66 different sites. First recorded in 1875.

Individual records comprise of: [169 Adult] [3 Larval] .

Occurrence by month (Adults)

Jan
1
Mar
13
Apr
46
May
9
Jul
1
Sep
11
Oct
51
Nov
23
Dec
3

Earliest: 06 Jan 2019 - Latest: 25 Dec 2018

Historical Abundance

2019
1
2018
13
2017
2
2016
4
2015
8
2014
16
2013
7
2012
7
2011
18
2010
5

Records (Individuals) by Vice County

VC67
126 (135)
VC68
38 (37)

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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