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Common Swift
Korscheltellus lupulina (Linnaeus, 1758)
Hepialidae
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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 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/08/2020128TF50 - Upwell/Marshland
01/08/2020128TF91 - Dereham
04/07/2020127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
01/07/2020327TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
29/06/2020128TF82 - Sculthorpe/Raynham
Further info: Korscheltellus lupulina
 
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