Main: (Noctuidae / Xyleninae)
73.110 [B&F: 2320] Saxon (Hyppa rectilinea) (Esper, 1796)


Nationally scarce (Nb) on moorland, open woodland, plantations and scrub, in Scotland and the Lake District. Unlikely to be recorded in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 38-44 mm. Fairly unmistakable. Larva feeds on various woody plants, including Sallow, Bramble, Raspberry, Bearberry, Bilberry and Cowberry, over-wintering in a silken chamber.

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