Common Swift

Korscheltellus lupulina


Species Codes

B&F 17 RES 3.002

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Species Account

A common and abundant species, often one of the first moths around a trap at dusk.


Most environments, including gardens


Various herbaceous plants

Record Verification

Grade 1 adults are generally distinctive and unlikely to be confused with other species, but records outside documented range or flight period may require photos.

Distribution Map

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Reporting Rate

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Photo Gallery

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