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Synanthedon tipuliformis
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Yellow-legged Clearwing
Synanthedon vespiformis

(Linnaeus, 1761) 374 / 52.012

A locally distributed scarce resident, rare in the north.

A species of open woodland, parkland and hedgerows, particularly where there is fresh cut timber.

Larvae found particularly on oaks, but occasionally in Sweet Chestnut.

Comes to the pheromone lure VES.

Verification Grade Comment: Ideally take a photo.

Recorded in 35 (25%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1892.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-12mm
Flight: May - August
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
14/08/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSO98
14/08/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO87
09/08/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSO98
08/08/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSO98
06/08/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO87

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