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03.004 Phymatopus hecta - Gold Swift

Gold Swift (Phymatopus hecta)
Gold Swift (Phymatopus hecta)

Species account from Moths of Glamorgan
(Gilmore, Slade & Stewart, 2009):

Univoltine, flying from May to August. The scarcest of the swifts in Glamorgan, found sparingly in certain heathland and in open woodland habitats.



10km Distribution Map

Blue squares represent records from before 2000, Red squares are post 2000 records.

Tetrad Distribution Map

Blue squares represent records from before 2000, Red squares are post 2000 records.

  = pre 2000 records
  = post 2000 records (inclusive)

Moth Records (1 to 50 of 83)

Site Gridref Quantity Date Recorder More Info
Lower Cwmtwrch SN7610 0 04 Jul 2001 Gwyn Roberts
"Penylan (Rothamsted), Cardiff" ST199789 2 27 Aug 1985 "Roger Smith, Vicki Smith"
"Penylan (Rothamsted), Cardiff" ST199789 1 11 Aug 1987 "Roger Smith, Vicki Smith"
Alun Valley Rifle Range SS908763 1 26 Jun 2018 George M. Tordoff
"St. Fagan's (Plymouth Wood east), Cardiff" ST1376 1 12 Jun 1996 David Slade
Kenfig Reserve Centre (roof) SS802811 1 30 Jun 1992 "David Gilmore, Steve Moon"
"Park Pond Nature Centre, Tondu" SS881842 1 24 May 1995 Unknown
"Whitchurch (north west), Cardiff" ST1480 1 1910 to 1921 E. Barton-White
"Sea View, Cwm Ivy" SS438937 1 16 Aug 2009 Veronica Shenston
"Park Pond Nature Centre, Tondu" SS881842 1 15 Jun 1994 Unknown
Craig-y-Gilfach SO030032 4 26 Jun 2005 Mark Evans
"Maesteg, Garnwen (tri) (NPT)" SS8393 1 27 May 2011 P. Parsons
Gelligaer ST131971 1 02 Jun 1999 Geri Thomas
Fforch-dwm SS81799696 1 12 Jul 2019 E.W. Ieuan Blackmore
"Penylan (Rothamsted), Cardiff" ST199789 1 1984 "Roger Smith, Vicki Smith"
Whiteford Burrows Lodge (SSSI) SS441944 0 18 Jun 2001 Mike & Liz Howe
Mount Pleasant SS6493 1 31 May 1998 Ian Tew
"Sea View, Cwm Ivy" SS438937 1 18 Aug 2004 Veronica Shenston
Lower Cwmtwrch SN7610 1 27 Jun 2002 Gwyn Roberts
Pontneathvaughan SN9007 0 1894 G.A. Birkenhead
"Barry, Amelia Farm Trust " ST0772 1 24 May 2012 Adam Mantell
"Cyfarthfa Park, Merthyr" SO0407 2 24 Jun 2001 Mark Evans
"Penylan (Rothamsted), Cardiff" ST199789 3 1985 "Roger Smith, Vicki Smith"
Taf Fechan Valley (north east) SO0510 5 01 Aug 2005 "Mike Hogan, Mark Evans"
Cwm Bargod - Bedlinog SO0801 1 22 Jun 2019 Rob and Linda Nottage
"Merthyr, (Dyffryn Fawr - Pentrebach)" SO069036 1 17 Aug 2005 "Mike Hogan, Mark Evans"
Llantrisant (Evan John site) ST0483 0 1857 to 1914 Evan John
Fforch-dwm SS81799696 1 12 Jul 2019 E.W. Ieuan Blackmore
"Maesteg, Mynydd Caerau (south)" SS8893 1 15 Jun 2009 "Martyn Hnatiuk, Paul Parsons"
Coed Maesmelin (Darren Wood) SS726982 2 11 Jun 2016 B. Stewart & C.M. Manley
Oxwich SS505875 0 1800 to 2007 Unknown (CCW database)
Lower Cwmtwrch SN7610 4 04 Jul 2001 Gwyn Roberts
"Penylan (Rothamsted), Cardiff" ST199789 1 23 Sep 1986 "Roger Smith, Vicki Smith"
"Penylan (Rothamsted), Cardiff" ST199789 2 1987 "Roger Smith, Vicki Smith"
"Maesteg, Garn Wen (east)" SS8492 1 23 Jun 2003 Paul Parsons
Cwm Dare (ISR) SN9803 0 1800 Mark Pavett
"Glen Moor, Reynoldston, Gower" SS468909 1 17 Jul 1999 David Painter
Lower Cwmtwrch SN7610 0 02 Jul 2005 Gwyn Roberts
"Maesteg, Mynydd Caerau (west)" SS8794 2 28 Jul 2002 "Martyn Hnatiuk, Paul Parsons"
Maerdy colliery tips SS965995 3 04 Jul 2017 Paul Parsons
Lower Cwmtwrch SN7610 2 06 Jul 2001 Gwyn Roberts
"Llanishen (Arch Wood), Cardiff" ST179811 0 1920 to 1936 F. Norton
Gelligaer ST131971 1 31 May 1999 Geri Thomas
"Glen Moor, Reynoldston, Gower" SS468909 1 23 Jul 2004 David Painter
"Pilton Green, Ty Capel" SS448869 1 26 Jun 1999 "Steve Walmsley, Sarah Walmsley"
"Penylan (Rothamsted), Cardiff" ST199789 1 1986 "Roger Smith, Vicki Smith"
Dunraven Park (Reserve Centre) SS886732 1 12 Jun 1997 Belinda Ashong
"Park Pond Nature Centre, Tondu" SS881842 1 03 Jun 1994 Unknown
Lower Cwmtwrch SN7610 0 27 Jun 2002 Gwyn Roberts
Plymouth Great Wood ST130770 0 12 Jun 1996 David Slade

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