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Phymatopus hecta (Linnaeus, 1758)

Gold Swift
3.0040 (B&F: 16)
Previously:Hepialus hecta (Linnaeus, 1758)

»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Hepialoidea
    »Family: Hepialidae

A resident species in decline, usually occurring sparingly at mv light but occasionally common at dusk along woodland paths, rides and in clearings - especially on inland heaths. Widespread but completely absent from the coastal strip. Very local and distinctly episodic and elusive in any numbers. Although nationally stated to be single-brooded, within the region fresh specimens fly most numerously in two distinct peaks, from early June to mid-July and again during the final three weeks of August. Larvae feed inside the roots of bracken and later in the shoots. (Pratt, 2011)

Hepialus hecta (Linnaeus, 1758)
Woolbeeding Common, 06 vi 2014
Photo: Dave Green
Hepialus hecta (Linnaeus, 1758)
Warnham LNR, 10 vi 2005
Photo: Sam Bayley

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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