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Orange Swift
Triodia sylvina

(Linnaeus, 1761) 15 / 3.001
=Hepialus sylvina
Photo © Ian Andrews,  SE79934916Pocklington

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Yorkshire Status: Very common and widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely distributed but seldom common, small numbers are recorded most years in well-worked localities. The larvae feed on the roots of a large variety of herbaceous plants so it is found in a wide range of habitats, reputedly being an occasional pest on lettuces (AMRH, pers. comm.).

2012 (CHF): Doing well in the county in all areas. Record numbers in 2011.

Recorded in 151 (76%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1847.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: M 12-18mm F 15-26mm.
Flight: June - September
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/09/2021264SE27 - Kirkby Malzeard
13/09/2021163SK59 - Maltby
10/09/2021161TA32 - Withernsea
07/09/2021163SE51 - Askern
06/09/2021161SE94 - Middleton-on-the-Wolds
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