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Common Swift
Korscheltellus lupulina (Linnaeus, 1758)
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Photo © Geof And Pat Douglas,  30/06/2013 - Off Cross Lane, Brancaster

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Orange Swift
Triodia sylvina
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Phymatopus hecta
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
29/06/2022327TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
29/06/2022227TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
28/06/2022127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
27/06/2022227TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
26/06/2022127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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