SWORD-GRASS Xylena exsoleta        UK BAP  species
Rarely recorded but this may be due to lack of fieldwork at optimum time
Said by Rosie to be scarce and there were no further records until 8 from ND37 in 2011 & 2019 and 2 from ND27 in 2013 & 2019
Scottish Status:Widespread NE, now scarce or absent elsewhere - stable Highlands, possible decline S. UK Status: Nb
Second photograph shows Red Sword-grass above and Sword-grass below.
First and last flight dates recorded in Caithness: Spring: 11th April to 21st Aptil  Autumn: 26th September to 27th October

MAP: red dots last record 2010 to 2019 


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