Hepialidae

These are a primitive moth group with just 5 species found in the British Isles. The adults cannot feed for they have no functional proboscis. They have short antennae and fairly elongate wings which they hold almost vertically against the body when at rest. The larvae live underground feeding on plant roots for two years where they will pupate.

Orange Swift Triodia sylvina
3.001 Orange Swift
Triodia sylvina
Common Swift Korscheltellus lupulina
3.002 Common Swift
Korscheltellus lupulina
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