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Currant Clearwing
Synanthedon tipuliformis

(Clerck, 1759) 373 / 52.013

Fairly common across the region in gardens and allotments.

Larvae bore into the stems of their foodplant.

Comes readily to the TIP pheromone lure.

Recorded in 57 (41%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1853.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 8-10mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Mostly cultivated varieties of Black and Red Currant
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
19/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
23/06/2022+VC39 - StaffordshireSJ94
23/06/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSK04
23/06/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO32
22/06/20224VC37 - WorcestershireSO97

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