Map-winged swift - Korscheltellus fusconebulosa

    Alt Name
    Hepialus fusconebulosa

    Wingspan 30 to 35 mm.

    Identification difficulty

    Often associated with moorland and areas where Bracken is plentiful.

    When to see it

    The adults fly in June and July.

    Life History

    The larvae live underground and feed on the roots of Bracken.

    UK Status

    This species is generally distributed across Britain, but is local in some parts. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as local.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent but not common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant).

    3.003 BF18

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map