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Common Swift
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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 2018.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/07/2018+27TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
04/07/2018228TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
04/07/2018228TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
27/06/2018127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
11/06/2018127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: M 12-15mm. F 13-16mm.
Season: One generation. June-July.
Foodplant:   Bracken
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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