Orange Swift - Triodia sylvina

    Alternative names
    Hepialus sylvina

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

    Identification difficulty

    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)

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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

    UK Map