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White-barred Clearwing
Synanthedon spheciformis

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 375 / 52.006

A rare resident but regular on Cannock Chase and Chartley Moss in Staffordshire.
Found in Dymock Forest in Herefordshire and Wyre Forest area and Kinver in Shropshire and Worcestershire

Larvae live in the living wood of alders and birches where they overwinter twice.

Attracted to the TIP pheromone lure for most of the day.

Verification Grade Comment: Ideally take a photo.

Recorded in 12 (9%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1870.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-14mm.
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Alder, birches
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
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
11/06/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ91
03/06/20225VC40 - ShropshireSO77
03/06/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO77
01/06/2022+VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
30/05/20223VC37 - WorcestershireSO77

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