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Common Swift
Korscheltellus lupulina (Linnaeus, 1758)
Hepialidae
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Photo © Stephen Youngs,  21/05/2015 - Norwich, South Croft, Hethersett

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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.
Nat 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 (96%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/08/2019128TF73 - Docking/Bircham
25/08/2019+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
24/08/2019227TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
23/08/2019227TM18 - Diss
22/08/2019127TG01 - Lyng/N.Tuddenham
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