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Orange Swift
Triodia sylvina

(Linnaeus, 1761) 15 / 3.001
=Hepialus sylvina

Widespread across the region.

Typically found in woods and on heaths where the larvae live in the roots of a variety of herbaceous plants, including bracken. The adults fly from dusk onwards.

Recorded in 110 (79%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: M 12-18mm F 15-26mm.
Flight: June - September
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
08/09/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO86
05/09/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO84
04/09/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
03/09/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSK04
03/09/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSO98

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