Hepialidae
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Photo © Peter Hall,  Rosemarkie, East Ross vc-106. June 29th 2022

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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 80 (57%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
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 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
13/08/20222VC40 - ShropshireSJ70
13/07/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO77
17/06/2022+VC37 - WorcestershireSO87
16/06/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO33
25/06/20205VC40 - ShropshireSJ51

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