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Common Swift
Korscheltellus lupulina (Linnaeus, 1758)
Hepialidae
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Photo © Martin Hosier,  19/05/2020 - Abergavenny Farm

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Orange Swift
Triodia sylvina
Gold Swift
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
16/05/2022127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
16/05/2022127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
15/05/2022228TF91 - Dereham
15/05/2022227TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
14/05/2022127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
Further info: Korscheltellus lupulina
 
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