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Orange Swift
Triodia sylvina (Linnaeus, 1761)
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Photo © Ken Willetts,  Came to light at SO 6538 6693

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
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB 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 105 (75%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
13/09/2020136SO53 - SE Hereford & Haugh Wood
09/09/2020136SO52 - Hoarwithy & Llangarron
06/09/2020137SP06 - Redditch
05/09/2020137SP06 - Redditch
03/09/2020136SO55 - Bodenham & Pudlestone
Further info: Triodia sylvina
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