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Orange Swift
Triodia sylvina (Linnaeus, 1761)
Hepialidae
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Photo © Stephen Youngs,  29/08/2019 - Peddars Way/Forestry Ride

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Common Swift
Korscheltellus lupulina
Map-winged Swift
Korscheltellus fusconebulosa
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
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 67 (91%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2022.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/06/2022127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
03/06/2022327TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
30/09/2021127TG33 - Bacton
28/09/2021128TF61 - S.Lynn/Tottenhill
18/09/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
Further info: Triodia sylvina
 
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