Hepialidae
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Common Swift
Korscheltellus lupulina
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Orange Swift
Triodia sylvina

(Linnaeus, 1761) 15 / 3.001
=Hepialus sylvina

Norfolk status
Common and widespread.
Waste ground, rough grassland, other wild places and gardens.
Latest flying of our swift moths.

Males are smaller and more brightly coloured than the females.
Overwinters twice as larva.

Recorded in 67 (91%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
30/09/2023227TG33Ridlington
16/09/2023128TF63Hunstanton
14/09/2023128TF51Walpole Highway
12/09/2023128TF93Little Walsingham
11/09/2023128TF63Snettisham
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: M 12-18mm F 15-26mm.
Flight: One generation. July-Sept.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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