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Common Swift
Korscheltellus lupulina (Linnaeus, 1758)
Hepialidae
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Photo © Murray Smith,  07/06/2020 - Lingwood

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Forewing: M 11-16mm. F 15-20mm.
Flight: One generation. May-July.
Foodplant:   Grasses, Herbaceous plants.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Most common of our swift moths. Female larger than the male, markings on males also vary greatly.

Grassland, gardens, roadsides, fens etc.

Recorded in 66 (89%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2022.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/06/2022128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
24/06/2022127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
24/06/2022127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
24/06/2022+27TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
24/06/2022127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
Further info: Korscheltellus lupulina
 
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