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Gold Swift
Phymatopus hecta (Linnaeus, 1758)
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Photo © Allan Drewitt

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Common Swift
Korscheltellus lupulina
Forewing: M 12-15mm. F 13-16mm.
Season: One generation. June-July.
Foodplant:   Bracken.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
27/06/2019127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
25/06/2019127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
24/06/2019127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
17/06/2019127TG20 - Norwich
03/06/2019127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
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