Hepialidae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Male to MV light, Uffmoor Wood, Worcestershire. May 26th 2005

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Common Swift
Korscheltellus lupulina

(Linnaeus, 1758) 17 / 3.002
=Hepialus lupulinus

Common across the region.

Found in a variety of habitats where the larvae live in the roots of a wide variety of plants, including grasses.

The adults fly from dusk onwards.

Recorded in 115 (82%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: M 11-16mm. F 15-20mm.
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Grasses, Herbaceous plants
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
25/06/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO66
23/06/2020+VC36 - HerefordshireSO64
22/06/20202VC37 - WorcestershireSO85
22/06/20202VC36 - HerefordshireSO32
20/06/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO54

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