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Common Swift
Korscheltellus lupulina (Linnaeus, 1758)
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Photo © Garry Barlow

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Forewing: M 11-16mm. F 15-20mm.
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Grasses, Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

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 119 (85%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
29/08/2022140SO58 - Corve Dale/Brown Clee Hill
29/07/2022136SO74 - Colwall & Malvern Hills AONB
20/07/2022137SO95 - Upton Snodsbury
07/07/2022139SO98 - Dudley/Saltwells Wood
06/07/2022139SJ95 - Rudyard/Tittesworth
Further info: Korscheltellus lupulina
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