Orange Swift - Triodia sylvina

Alt Name
Hepialus sylvina

Wingspan 32-48 mm. The moth exhibits marked sexual dimorphism, the males being smaller and more brightly coloured than the females.


This species inhabits gardens, woodland and rough grassland, roadside verges, moorland and other wild places.

When to see it

Flying later in the year than the other swifts, from July to September.

Life History

In common with other members of the genus, the larvae feed on the roots of a variety of plants.

UK Status

Quite common throughout Britain.

VC55 Status

Quite common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)

3.001 BF15

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map