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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Female, netted, Kinver Edge, Staffordshire. May 4th 2011

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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 48 (34%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1892.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-12mm
Flight: May - August
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak
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
11/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSO98
08/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSO98
03/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSK01
01/08/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO79
31/07/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82

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