Hepialidae
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Common Swift
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Gold Swift
Phymatopus hecta

(Linnaeus, 1758) 16 / 3.004
=Hepialus hecta

Norfolk status
Local.
Bands on forewing run parallel unlike other swift moths.

Mainly open woodland, heath and rough grassland.

Male moths of this species known to swarm around foodplant at dusk and release a pheromone scent resembling that of pineapple!

Recorded in 50 (68%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
24/08/2023228TF64Hunstanton
20/08/2023128TF74Holme NNR
19/08/2023128TF74Holme NNR
17/08/2023128TF74Holme NNR
16/08/2023128TF74Holme NNR
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Forewing: M 12-15mm. F 13-16mm.
Flight: One generation. June-July.
Foodplant:   Bracken
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult

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