Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Korscheltellus fusconebulosa De Geer, 1778
Map-winged Swift

Family: Hepialidae
Checklist Number: 3.003

Frequent and generally regarded as a moorland species, it can also be found in other habitats including machair. There is quite a variation in size. Active from late May to July

The larvae predominantly feed on the roots of Bracken Pteridium aquilinum and on grass roots on the machair

Korscheltellus fusconebulosa
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