Orange Swift - Triodia 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.
Flying later in the year than the other swifts, from July to September.
In common with other members of the genus, the larvae feed on the roots of a variety of plants.
Quite common throughout Britain.
Quite common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)
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