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3.001 ~ 15 ~ Orange Swift ~ Triodia sylvina
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 32-48mm.

Confusion species

Map-winged Swift, Common Swift.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Often found in gardens, downland, open grassland, woodland rides and other grassy places.


The roots of grasses and many other herbaceous plants.

Lifestage data

Overwinters twice as a larva then pupates underground. Larva September-May.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 15th Aug 2010, Commins Coch

Photo by MDH, 1st Aug 2011, Llanfyllin