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Orange Swift
Triodia sylvina (Linnaeus, 1761)
Hepialidae
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Photo © Oliver Wadsworth,  Worcester 2006

Similar West Midlands Species
Common Swift
Korscheltellus lupulina
Map-winged Swift
Korscheltellus fusconebulosa
Forewing: M 12-18mm F 15-26mm.
Flight: June - September
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

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 104 (74%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
11/09/2019137SO74 - Colwall & Malvern Hills AONB
10/09/2019137SO74 - Colwall & Malvern Hills AONB
10/09/2019137SO97 - Dodford/Lickey
06/09/2019136SO54 - NE Hereford & Marden
05/09/2019139SJ82 - Eccleshall/Gnosall
Further info: Triodia sylvina
 
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