ļ»æ Xylena exsoleta - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth

NOCTUIDAE

Cuculliinae

Las Descargues, 8 April 2015
Xylena exsoleta Adult

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© Robin Howard

Xylena exsoleta (Linnaeus, 1758)

Sword-grass
Le Bois-Sec, La Brunātre

Wingspan: 48-58mm

A univoltine species first appearing in August then after hibernation as an adult flying again in March and April. A scarce species at Las Descargues recorded from the open broadleaved woodland of the Plateau and Gorge.

Larvae are polyphagous.

 

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