3.004 .... B&F 0016
Gold Swift Phymatopus hecta (Linnaeus, 1758) .... Formerly known as Hepialus hecta
Status .....Healthy colonies exist in both Eakring woodlands and common at Sherwood Forest CP. A Grade 3 listed moth in Nottinghamshire, but fairly widespread and scattered.
Photographed at Hare Hill Wood May 2003   Photographed at Sherwood Forest CP July 2010
Common Swift Korscheltellus lupulinus (For comparison)
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Gold Swift
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Graham and Anona Finch. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth reports 2003-2012). Pauline Bradford. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2014). Robert and Jill Carlyle. NBGRC. Martin Gray. Tom Shields. Charles Cannon. Caron Stubbs (Ransom Wood Moth Trapping Results 2010-2013). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2018). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2020). Andy Adcock. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2021). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2022). Nick and Samantha Brownley.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated January 2024

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