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Common Swift
Korscheltellus lupulina (Linnaeus, 1758)
Hepialidae
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Photo © Lewis Lawes,  08/06/2022 - Northacre

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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
Status
Most common of our swift moths.
Grassland, gardens, roadsides, fens and is widespread across Norfolk.

Females are larger than the males and not so brightly marked. The markings on the males also vary greatly.

Recorded in 66 (89%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
29/06/2024127TG42Eccles
29/06/2024128TF83North Creake
27/06/2024128TF83North Creake
26/06/2024127TG42Eccles
26/06/2024128TF92Brisley
25/06/2024127TG42Eccles
25/06/2024228TF74Titchwell
24/06/2024227TG04Cley next the Sea
24/06/2024128TG03Swanton Novers (Gt Wood)
24/06/2024127TM49Thurlton
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