Noctuidae: Hadeninae

09655 Golden-rod Brindle Xylena solidaginis (=Lithomoia), (Hübner, [1803])

BF2233 (ABH73.207)


General Information

Pupates under moss or in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes come to light.
Often found at rest during day

Forewing length: 18-21mm.
Foodplant(s): Heather (Calluna vulgaris), Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus), Cowberry (Vaccinium vitus-idaea), Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi), Bog-myrtle (Myrica gale), willows (Salix spp.), birches (Betula spp.), moorland plants
Flying: One generation, August-September
UK Presence: Resident and Immigrant
National status:


Moorland, scrub and open woodland.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Sword-grass Xylena exsoleta

Larva Type:
Brown, red, white, orange, black
No. of Proleg Pairs: