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Map-winged Swift
Korscheltellus fusconebulosa (DeGeer, 1778)
Hepialidae
18 / 3.003
Photo © Garry Barlow,  Wyre Forest

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Triodia sylvina
Forewing: 14-16mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Bracken
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3

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)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
29/07/2022140SO28 - Newcastle/Clun Forest
29/07/2022140SO28 - Newcastle/Clun Forest
23/07/2022136SO32 - Compton Park
22/07/2022140SO39 - Stiperstones/Norbury
11/07/20221440SO39 - Stiperstones/Norbury
Further info: Korscheltellus fusconebulosa
 
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