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Map-winged Swift
Korscheltellus fusconebulosa

(DeGeer, 1778) 18 / 3.003
=Hepialus fusconebulosa

Found locally across the region but not common. Some evidence of a decline in Staffs.

Typically inhabits hill slopes, heaths and woodland edges where the larvae feed on the roots of bracken.

Adults fly from dusk onwards.

The form Korscheltellus fusconebulosa f. gallicus is uncommon.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 78 (56%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-16mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Bracken
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
29/07/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO28
29/07/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO28
23/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO32
22/07/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO39
11/07/20224VC40 - ShropshireSO39

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