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Common Swift
Korscheltellus lupulina

(Linnaeus, 1758) 17 / 3.002
=Hepialus lupulinus

Morley's Final Catalogue: Quite common everywhere from Bentley woods to Gorleston.

Recent Suffolk status: Very common and widespread.

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

Identification: Markings can be variable especially in the extent of white. Females generally larger and plainer than the males. Normally dull brown in colour.

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

Recorded in 55 (95%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/07/2023126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
27/06/2023526TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
27/06/2023425TM47 - Blythburgh/Dunwich
25/06/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
24/06/2023526TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: M 11-16mm. F 15-20mm.
Flight: One generation. May-July.
Foodplant:   Grasses, Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2023. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2023. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2023
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