Sesiidae : Sesiinae
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Photo © Nicky Rowberry,  Malvern Link 03/06/22 to pheromone lure

Similar West Midlands Species
Red-tipped Clearwing
Synanthedon formicaeformis
Large Red-belted Clearwing
Synanthedon culiciformis
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Red-belted Clearwing
Synanthedon myopaeformis

(Borkhausen, 1789) 379 / 52.011

A fairly common species of apple orchards, largely in the south of the region, scarce or absent elsewhere.

The larvae are found in the living tissue of the tree.

Adults are attracted to the MYO and CUL pheromone lures.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 26 (19%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1908.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 9-11mm
Flight: May - August
Foodplant:   Apple
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
17/07/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO75
04/07/20202VC37 - WorcestershireSO87
25/06/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO63
24/06/20203VC36 - HerefordshireSO65
24/06/202012VC36 - HerefordshireSO65

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