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Common Swift
Korscheltellus lupulina (Linnaeus, 1758)
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Photo © Dave Appleton,  22/06/2018 - North Elmham

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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 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/07/2021128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
07/07/2021128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
04/07/2021127TG01 - Lyng/N.Tuddenham
04/07/2021227TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
03/07/2021128TF91 - Dereham
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