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A Selection of Hepialidae Moths 3.001 - 54.010

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(Linnaeus 1761) (Linnaeus 1761) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758)  
Hepialidae - Hepialinae Hepialidae - Hepialinae Hepialidae - Hepialinae Hepialidae - Hepialinae  
Orange Swift Orange Swift Common Swift Common Swift  
Hepialus sylvina Hepialus sylvina Hepialus lupulinus Hepialus lupulinus  
3.001   BF 15 3.001   BF 15 3.002   BF 17 3.002   BF 17  

Status: Resident in UK.

Wing Span: 32mm to 48mm.

Flight Period: June to September.

Habitat: Found gardens, waste ground, moor land, heaths, road side verges and many other situations.

Comment: This moth  is common and widely distributed in England and Wales, less common in the north but wide spread as far up as Sutherland.

Status: Resident in UK.

Wing Span: 25mm to 50mm.

Flight Period: May and June.

Habitat: Found in gardens, parks, waste ground, moor land, heaths, road side verges, wood land.

Comment: This moth  is widespread in the UK, and quite common in England and Wales. Scarcer in Ireland, and localised in Scotland.

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(De Geer 1788) (De Geer 1788) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758)  
Hepialidae - Hepialinae Hepialidae - Hepialinae Hepialidae - Hepialinae Hepialidae - Hepialinae  
Map-winged Swift Map-winged Swift Gold Swift Gold Swift  
Hepialus fusconebulosa Hepialus fusconebulosa Hepialus hecta Hepialus hecta  
3.003   BF 18 3.003   BF 18 3.004   BF 16 3.004   BF 16  

Status: Resident in UK.

Wing Span: 32mm to 50mm.

Flight Period: May into July.

Habitat: Bracken roots are the larval food plant, the moth is found in open wood land and moor land.

Comment: Moths of this species are wide spread but local in the British Isles.

Status: Resident in UK.

Wing Span: 26mm to 32mm.

Flight Period: June and July.

Habitat: Found in gardens, parks, waste ground, moor land, heaths, road side verges, wood land and other places.

Comment:  This moths is localised but not uncommon in the UK. It occurs, as far north as Caithness and Sutherland.

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(Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758)    
Hepialidae - Hepialinae Hepialidae - Hepialinae Hepialidae - Hepialinae    
Ghost Moth Ghost Moth Ghost Moth    
Hepialus humuli Hepialus humuli Hepialus humuli    
3.005   BF 14 3.005   BF 14 3.005   BF 14    

Status: Resident in UK.

Wing Span: 44mm to 60mm.

Flight Period: June and July. Male moths hover just above the ground in a ghostly fashion.

Habitat: Found in open grassy area's such as road verges, meadows, river banks.

Comment: Moths of this species are a common and widely is distributed in the UK, including Orkney and the Hebrides. 

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(Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Esper 1783)
Zygaenidae - Zygaeninae Zygaenidae - Zygaeninae Zygaenidae - Zygaeninae Zygaenidae - Zygaeninae Zygaenidae - Zygaeninae
Six-spot Burnet Six-spot Burnet Six-spot Burnet Six-spot Burnet Five-spot Burnet
Zygaena filipendulae Zygaena filipendulae Zygaena filipendulae Zygaena filipendulae Zygaena trifolii trifolii
54.008   BF 169 54.008   BF 169 54.008   BF 169 54.008   BF 169 54.010   BF 170

 

Status: Resident in UK.

Wing Span: 25mm to 40mm.

Flight Period: June until August.

Habitat: Found in open grassy area's such as road side verges, meadows, embankments, river banks.

Comment: This moth is  common through out England, Wales and Ireland, and it is wide spread, but mainly coastal in  Scotland.

(Scheven 1777) (Scheven 1777) (Scheven 1777) (Scheven 1777) (Esper 1783)
Zygaenidae - Zygaeninae Zygaenidae - Zygaeninae Zygaenidae - Zygaeninae Zygaenidae - Zygaeninae Zygaenidae - Zygaeninae
Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet Five-spot Burnet
Zygaena latomarginata Zygaena latomarginata Zygaena latomarginata Zygaena latomarginata Zygaena trifolii trifolii
54.009   BF 171 54.009   BF 171 54.009   BF 171 54.009   BF 171 54.010   BF 170

 

Status: Resident in UK.

Wing Span: 30mm to 46mm.

Flight Period: June to July.

Habitat:  Found on commons, marshes, under cliffs, waste ground, open woodland other areas where it food plants grow.

Comment: This moth is common, and wide spread in England, Found in the south east of Wales, also In Ireland, the Isle of Skye.

Status: Resident in UK.

Wing Span: 32mm to 40mm.

Flight Period: July and August.

Habitat: Habitats are damp meadows, marshes and the damper part of heathlands.

Comment: This species widespread and common locally in south west England. Also in Hampshire, North and south Wales, Norfolk and the Isle of Man.

Caterpillars are the larvae of Butterflies and Moths.          The young of other insects are called larvae, or nymphs.          Caterpillars have three basic sets of leg arrangements.
                 

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