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Red-tipped Clearwing
Synanthedon formicaeformis

(Esper, 1783) 380 / 52.008

A scarce to uncommon local resident.

A species of riversides, damp woodland and wet habitats.

Larvae found in the living wood of a variety of willow species.

Attracted to the pheromone lures MYO, TIP and FOR.

Verification Grade Comment: Ideally take a photo.

Recorded in 32 (23%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 9-11mm
Flight: May - August
Foodplant:   Osiers, willows
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
09/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
31/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
21/07/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
17/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
15/07/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO87

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