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Synanthedon formicaeformis
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Red-belted Clearwing
Synanthedon myopaeformis

(Borkhausen, 1789) 379 / 52.011

A fairly common species of apple orchards, largely in the south of the region, scarce or absent elsewhere.

The larvae are found in the living tissue of the tree.

Adults are attracted to the MYO and CUL pheromone lures.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 24 (17%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1908.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 9-11mm
Flight: May - August
Foodplant:   Apple
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
07/07/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO66
07/07/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO66
30/06/20193VC37 - WorcestershireSO66
30/06/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
30/06/20192VC37 - WorcestershireSO66

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