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Red-tipped Clearwing
Synanthedon formicaeformis
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Synanthedon culiciformis
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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 37 (26%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1908.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 9-11mm
Flight: May - August
Foodplant:   Apple
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
15/07/2022+VC40 - ShropshireSJ41
15/07/2022+VC40 - ShropshireSJ41
15/07/2022+VC39 - StaffordshireSO89
14/07/20222VC40 - ShropshireSO79
11/07/20222VC40 - ShropshireSO79

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