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Photo © Neil Sherman,  Nethybridge, East Inverness-shire, Scotland. July 2018

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Map-winged Swift
Korscheltellus fusconebulosa

(DeGeer, 1778) 18 / 3.003
=Hepialus fusconebulosa

Morley's Final Catalogue: Eye in August 1859.

Recent Suffolk status: Not currently known to occur in the county. A more northern and western species in the UK in recent times.

Life history: Single-brooded, flying in late spring/early summer.

Identification: A large species of Swift moth. Marbled map-like patterning with chequered wing fringes quite distinctive. Plain f. gallica has brown wings with a single white spot. Any records will require a clear photograph for confirmation.

Habitats: Moorland, heathland and open woodlands.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 1 (2%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1859.
Last Recorded in 1859.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
August 1859+25TM17 - Eye/Hoxne
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Forewing: 14-16mm.
Flight: One generation. May-July.
Foodplant:   Bracken
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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