Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Golden-rod Brindle
Xylena solidaginis

(Hübner, 1803) 2233 / 73.207
=Lithomoia solidaginis
Photo © Graham Feathestone,  Glaisdale Moor, VC62

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Yorkshire Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Probably quite frequent on higher moorland, there are also occasional wanderers to quite atypical habitats such as Rudston (VC61) and Leeds (VC64). There is no VC65 record but it should be present in the west of that vice-county.

Argus 47, 2001-2004: VC65. High Batts, 19.7.1992 (JCW, SPW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

2012 (CHF): We receive small numbers of records each year from upland areas of VC62, 63 and 64. There is surprisingly only one record from VC65 where it should be widespread on the higher ground. Three records from Haxby suggest it might be present at Strensall Common but it has not been recorded from any of our lowland heaths apart from a single record from Thorne Moors in 1962.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 53 (27%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1844.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 18-21mm
Flight: August - September
Foodplant:   Moorland plants including Heather, Bilberry, Cowberry
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce / Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
10/09/2023163SD93 - Wycoller
09/09/2023163SD93 - Wycoller
08/09/2023963SD93 - Wycoller
06/09/2023563SD93 - Wycoller
05/09/2023263SD93 - Wycoller
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