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Photo © Dave Grundy,  attracted to pheromones in Wyre Forest, Shropshire on 22/05/16

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Red-belted Clearwing
Synanthedon myopaeformis
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Synanthedon formicaeformis
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Large Red-belted Clearwing
Synanthedon culiciformis

(Linnaeus, 1758) 381 / 52.007

A rare and declining resident.

Larvae found under the bark of birches on heaths and in light woodland.

Attracted to the MYO and CUL pheromone lures, usually in the afternoon.

Red-belted, myopaeformis, can be on the wing in May and also responds to the CUL lure so it cannot be assumed that insects coming to that lure in May are Large Red-belted. Insects will need to be inspected carefully.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 20 (14%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2018.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-14mm.
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Downy Birch, Silver Birch
Nat 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 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
23/05/20181VC39 - StaffordshireSO89
22/05/20181VC39 - StaffordshireSO89
21/05/20173VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
08/05/2003+VC40 - ShropshireSJ43
08/05/2003+VC40 - ShropshireSJ43

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