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Common Swift
Korscheltellus lupulina (Linnaeus, 1758)
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Photo © Derek Parkinson,  Baildon, VC64

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Triodia sylvina
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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

Yorkshire Status: Abundant and widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely distributed and often frequent or common throughout all five vice-counties, although numbers may vary considerably from year to year. The moth flies well before dusk low over grassy areas.

2012 (CHF): The commonest of the Swift Moths and widespread in all areas. The forewing marking vary considerably, especially in the male. The female is larger and greyer. Numbers are stable.

Recorded in 165 (83%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1846.
Last Recorded in 2023.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/08/2023161SE95 - Wetwang
10/08/2023164SE33 - Leeds
09/08/2023261SE75 - Stamford Bridge
04/08/2023162NZ61 - Guisborough
29/07/2023161TA17 - Bempton
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