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Orange Swift
Triodia sylvina (Linnaeus, 1761)
Hepialidae
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Photo © Matthew Casey,  Female - Costessey Aug 2012

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Common Swift
Korscheltellus lupulina
Map-winged Swift
Korscheltellus fusconebulosa
Forewing: M 12-18mm F 15-26mm.
Flight: One generation. June-Sept.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Waste ground, moorland and other wild places.
Latest flying of our swifts.
Males smaller and more brightly coloured than the females.
Overwinters twice as larva.

Recorded in 66 (96%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/08/2020128TF91 - Dereham
01/08/2020127TM18 - Diss
31/07/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
30/07/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
24/07/2020128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
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