Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Xylena vetusta Hübner, [1813]
Red Sword-grass

Family: Noctuidae
Checklist Number: 73.209

A scarce moth found in damp and boggy moorland and heathland. Overwinters as an adult and can be found from September to October and again in April

Several shrubby and herbaceous species form the larval food plants

Xylena vetusta
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