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2241 ~ Red Sword-grass ~ Xylena vetusta
UK Status

Resident and possible migrant. Local N,W,(S).

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 52-62mm.

Confusion species

Sword-grass.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Moorland, damp woodland, upland pasture and other wet and boggy places.

Foodplant

A range of herbaceous and woody plants.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as an adult. Larva May-July, feeding both day and night. Pupates under the soil in a slight cocoon.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 22nd Mar 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by MW, 2nd July 2012, Cors Dyfi

Photo by MW, 2nd July 2012, Cors Dyfi