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Korscheltellus lupulina (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common Swift
3.0020 (B&F: 17)
Previously:Hepialus lupulinus (Linnaeus, 1758)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Hepialoidea
    »Family: Hepialidae
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A resident species, often fairly common to common at mv light near woods, occasionally so on the Downs and along the coast, but usually less frequent elsewhere. Probably generally distributed but high numbers are local. Single-brooded, flying mainly from late-May to early July. Larvae feed inside the roots of various herbaceous plants. (Pratt, 2011)

Hepialus lupulinus (Linnaeus, 1758)
aberrant specimen
Bracklesham, 02 vi 2018
Photo: Derek Lee
Hepialus lupulinus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Bracklesham, 15 vi 2012
Photo: Derek Lee
Hepialus lupulinus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Climping, 29 v 2007
Photo: Matthew Sennitt
Hepialus lupulinus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Mill Pond Marsh, vi 2006
Photo: Ivan Lang
Hepialus lupulinus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Ripe, 23 vi 2006
Photo: Michael Blencowe
Hepialus lupulinus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Cordyceps gralilis fungus growing out caterpillar
Mill Hill, 14 iv 2012
Photo: Dave and Pen Green

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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