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Orange Swift
Triodia sylvina

(Linnaeus, 1761) 15 / 3.001
=Hepialus sylvina

Morley's Final Catalogue: Fairly frequent, but by no means general.

Recent Suffolk status: Common and widespread.

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

Identification: Unmistakeable as it is the only swift moth species flying at that time of year in the county. Female much larger than the male and browner in colour. Males very rarely brown rather than orange.

Habitats: Grasslands, gardens, woodland rides and waste ground.

Recorded in 54 (93%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/10/2023125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
14/09/2023125TG50 - Gorleston
11/09/2023126TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
11/09/2023125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
10/09/2023125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: M 12-18mm F 15-26mm.
Flight: One generation. July-Sept.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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