|17 ~ Common Swift ~ Korscheltellus lupulina|
A fairly common species throughout the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 25-40mm.
Orange Swift, Gold Swift.
Often found in gardens, downland, open grassland, woodland rides and other grassy places.
The roots of grasses and other wild and cultivated herbaceous plants, often a pest.
Overwinters as a larva, pupates underground. Larva June or July-April.
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Photo by TS, 2nd June 2008, Pontrobert
Photo by MDH, 5th June 2010, Llanfyllin