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Orange swift

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Hepialidae
Scientific name  Triodia sylvina
Rank  Species
Class  Insecta
Genus  Triodia
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Butterflies and moths
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Similar  Triodia, Butterflies and moths, Hepialidae, Common swift, Map‑winged swift

The orange swift (Triodia sylvina), also known as "orange moth" (but see Angerona prunaria), is a species of moth belonging to the family Hepialidae. It was previously placed in the genus Hepialus. It is distributed throughout Europe.

This species has a wingspan of 32–48 mm. The male has rich orange forewings with two white bars forming a "v" shape. The hindwings are dark brown. The female is similar but generally larger and less brightly coloured. It flies at night from June to September [1] and is attracted to light.

The larva feeds on the roots of various plants including bracken, dandelion, dock, hop and viper's bugloss. This species overwinters twice as a larva.

  1. ^ The flight season refers to the British Isles. This may vary in other parts of the range.


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