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Map-winged Swift
Korscheltellus fusconebulosa

(DeGeer, 1778) 3.003
=Hepialus fusconebulosa

Quite widespread in the Chilterns, but very local elsewhere in the region. A species with a bias towards northern and western parts of Britain. In the southeast, probably tends to favour higher elevations and other places where the climate is slightly cooler and wetter than elsewhere.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 29 (37%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1860.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Bracken, grasses, other plants
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
25/06/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSU89
12/06/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP80
02/06/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP80
11/06/20211VC22 - BerkshireSU47
22/06/20201VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP90

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