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Hepialidae

16 Gold Swift, Hepialus hecta (Linnaeus, 1758)

Status and ecology:

A resident species in decline, usually occurring sparingly at mv light but occasionally common at dusk along woodland paths, rides and in clearings - especially on inland heaths. Widespread but completely absent from the coastal strip. Very local and distinctly episodic and elusive in any numbers. Although nationally stated to be single-brooded, within the region fresh specimens fly most numerously in two distinct peaks, from early June to mid-July and again during the final three weeks of August. Larvae feed inside the roots of bracken and later in the shoots. (Pratt, 2011)

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Woolbeeding Common, 06 vi 2014 Photo: Dave Green

Hepialus hecta (Linnaeus, 1758)

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