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Photo © Oliver Wadsworth,  Childswickham VC33. 22/06/2017

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Yellow-legged Clearwing
Synanthedon vespiformis
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Orange-tailed Clearwing
Synanthedon andrenaeformis

(Laspeyres, 1801) 378 / 52.010

A rare resident, absent from most of the region.

A species of chalk or limestone grassland where the foodplants grow but has been found recently in gardens, possibly on Viburnum.

Attracted to the VES pheromone lure.

Verification Grade Comment: Photo required because of rarity

Recorded in 4 (3%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1961.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 9-11mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Wayfaring-tree, less frequently Guelder Rose
Nat 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 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
03/07/20194VC37 - WorcestershireSO87
02/07/20192VC37 - WorcestershireSO87
29/06/20192VC37 - WorcestershireSO87
28/06/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO87
06/07/20131VC37 - WorcestershireSO95

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