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Gold Swift
Phymatopus hecta (Linnaeus, 1758)
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Photo © Derek Barker,  Swinley Brickpits Jun 22nd 2022

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Common Swift
Korscheltellus lupulina
Foodplant:   Bracken, other plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

Fairly widespread across the region although somewhat local, and most likely to be found in open, grassy areas within and beside woodland, and other similar, lightly managed, good quality habitats.

Recorded in 49 (63%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1750.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
22/06/2022422SU96 - Ascot / Sunninghill
21/06/2022124SP63 - Buckingham (W), Stowe, Mixbury
20/06/2022123SP41 - Kidlington, Woodstock
16/06/2022123SP33 - Sibford Ferris/Hook Norton
16/06/2022124TQ08 - Colne Valley, Black Park
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