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Orange Swift
Triodia sylvina (Linnaeus, 1761)
Hepialidae
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Photo © Dave Jones,  21/08/2018 - Stoke Holy Cross

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Common Swift
Korscheltellus lupulina
Map-winged Swift
Korscheltellus fusconebulosa
Forewing: M 12-18mm F 15-26mm.
Flight: One generation. July-Sept.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Status
Common and widespread.
Waste ground, rough grassland, other wild places and gardens.
Latest flying of our swift moths.

Males are smaller and more brightly coloured than the females.
Overwinters twice as larva.

Recorded in 67 (91%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2023.

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
30/09/2023227TG33Ridlington
16/09/2023128TF63Hunstanton
14/09/2023128TF51Walpole Highway
12/09/2023128TF93Little Walsingham
11/09/2023128TF63Snettisham
11/09/2023127TG10Cringleford (UEA)
11/09/2023128TL99Griston / Northacre
10/09/2023227TG42Eccles
10/09/2023127TG04Blakeney
09/09/2023127TG20Poringland
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