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Similar Norfolk Species
Common Swift
Korscheltellus lupulina
Gold Swift
Phymatopus hecta

(Linnaeus, 1758) 3.004/16
=Hepialus hecta
Norfolk status
Bands on forewing run parallel unlike other swift moths.

Mainly open woodland, heath and rough grassland.

Recorded in 47 (68%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2016.

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/07/2016+28TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
08/07/2016128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
22/06/2016127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
22/06/2016128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
11/06/2016+27TM39 - Loddon/Ditchingham
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Forewing: M 12-15mm. F 13-16mm.
Season: One generation. June-July.
Foodplant:   Bracken
Nat Status: Local
 Immature Adult
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