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17 ~ Common Swift ~ Korscheltellus lupulina
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 25-40mm.

Confusion species

Orange Swift, Gold Swift.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

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

Foodplant

The roots of grasses and other wild and cultivated herbaceous plants, often a pest.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a larva, pupates underground. Larva June or July-April.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by TS, 2nd June 2008, Pontrobert

Photo by MDH, 5th June 2010, Llanfyllin