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Photo © Oliver Wadsworth,  Hunthouse Wood. VC37. 03/07/2009 - Male

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Gold Swift
Phymatopus hecta

(Linnaeus, 1758) 16 / 3.004
=Hepialus hecta

A resident found locally across the region.

On heaths and in woods where the larvae live in the roots of a variety of herbaceous plants, including bracken.

Adults fly from dusk onwards.

Recorded in 77 (55%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: M 12-15mm. F 13-16mm.
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Bracken
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
09/06/20202VC39 - StaffordshireSJ94
09/06/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSK04
29/05/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSK01
18/08/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
02/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO34

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