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Common Swift
Korscheltellus lupulina

(Linnaeus, 1758) 17 / 3.002
=Hepialus lupulinus

Norfolk 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.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
19/06/2024127TG42Eccles
18/06/2024327TG42Eccles
18/06/2024128TF74Titchwell
18/06/2024228TF74Titchwell
18/06/2024227TG04Cley next the Sea
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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
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