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18 ~ Map-winged Swift ~ Korscheltellus fusconebulosa
UK Status

Resident. Local

Montgomeryshire Status

A common and widespread species found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 32-50mm.

Confusion species

Orange Swift.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

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

Foodplant

Bracken roots are main foodplant but probably also feeds on roots of grasses and broadleaved herbs.

Lifestage data

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

Photo by PRW, 29th May 2008, Commins Coch

Photo by MDH, 8th June 2010, Llanfyllin
Male

Photo by MDH, 8th June 2010, Llanfyllin
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