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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Netted from blackcurrant bushes, Halesowen, VC37. June 18th 2005.

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Currant Clearwing
Synanthedon tipuliformis

(Clerck, 1759) 373 / 52.013

Fairly common across the region in gardens and allotments.

Larvae bore into the stems of their foodplant.

Comes readily to the TIP pheromone lure.

Recorded in 45 (32%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1853.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 8-10mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Mostly cultivated varieties of Black and Red Currant
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
22/06/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
22/06/201910VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
07/07/20181VC36 - HerefordshireSO65
25/06/20183VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
24/06/20183VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82

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