|2242 ~ Sword-grass ~ Xylena exsoleta|
Resident and suspected migrant. Nat. Scarce B N,C.
A 'Nationally Scarce B' species. This rare species hasn't been seen in the county since 1944 in Newtown. Probably extinct.
Wingspan : M & F, 55-66mm.
Moorland, open woodland and upland scrub.
A wide range of herbaceous plants.
Overwinters as an adult, mating in the spring. Larva May-July, feeding both day and night. Pupates in a cocoon in the debris.
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