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Map-winged Swift
Korscheltellus fusconebulosa

(DeGeer, 1778) 18 / 3.003
=Hepialus fusconebulosa

Found locally across the region but not common. Some evidence of a decline in Staffs.

Typically inhabits hill slopes, heaths and woodland edges where the larvae feed on the roots of bracken.

Adults fly from dusk onwards.

The form Korscheltellus fusconebulosa f. gallicus is uncommon.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 75 (54%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-16mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Bracken
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
04/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO34
01/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO34
12/07/20191VC40 - ShropshireSJ43
04/07/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO32
29/06/20193VC39 - StaffordshireSK02

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