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Similar Norfolk Species
Orange Swift
Triodia sylvina
Gold Swift
Phymatopus hecta
Common Swift
Korscheltellus lupulina

(Linnaeus, 1758) 3.002/17
=Hepialus lupulinus
Norfolk status
Most common of our swift moths. Female larger than the male, markings on males also vary greatly.

Grassland, gardens, roadsides, fens etc.

Recorded in 66 (96%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2015.

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/09/2015127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
31/08/2015127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
20/08/2015128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
15/07/2015127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
11/07/2015127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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Forewing: M 11-16mm. F 15-20mm.
Season: One generation. May-July.
Foodplant:   Grasses, Herbaceous plants
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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