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Common Swift
Korscheltellus lupulina

(Linnaeus, 1758) 17 / 3.002
=Hepialus lupulinus

Common across the region.

Found in a variety of habitats where the larvae live in the roots of a wide variety of plants, including grasses.

The adults fly from dusk onwards.

Recorded in 119 (85%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

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
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
29/08/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO58
29/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
20/07/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO95
07/07/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSO98
06/07/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ95

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