Common Swift - Korscheltellus lupulina

    Alternative names
    Swift, Hepialus lupulinus

    Wingspan 25-40 mm. A variable species, ranging in colour fron gingery brown to pale grey, and with white markings of varying boldness.

    Identification difficulty

    Various grassland, gardens and roadside verges.

    When to see it

    The adults fly in May and June.

    Life History

    Feeding on the roots of grasses and small plants, the larvae live underground.

    UK Status

    The commonest of the Swift moths, distributed throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

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

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map