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Gold Swift
Phymatopus hecta

(Linnaeus, 1758) 16 / 3.004
=Hepialus hecta
Photo © Terry Box, 2 Jul 2009,  SE4694Silton Forest, VC62 - male

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Yorkshire Status: Uncommon and fairly widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded from all five vice-counties and often very common where it does occur, although it flies before dark and is seldom taken at light. Bracken is a main foodplant but it may also be numerous well away from any apparently suitable habitat.

2012 (CHF): Widespread across the county but probably under-recorded. Most often recorded at dusk but does occasionally come to light traps.

Recorded in 110 (55%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1879.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: M 12-15mm. F 13-16mm.
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Bracken, other 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
19/08/2022362SE56 - Easingwold (S)
02/08/2022163SE23 - Horsforth / Headingly / Pudsey
02/08/2022262SE66 - Strensall
23/07/2022162NZ50 - Stokesley
10/07/2022165SE37 - Ripon
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