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Red-belted Clearwing
Synanthedon myopaeformis
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Synanthedon culiciformis
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Red-tipped Clearwing
Synanthedon formicaeformis

(Esper, 1783) 380 / 52.008

A scarce to uncommon local resident.

A species of riversides, damp woodland and wet habitats.

Larvae found in the living wood of a variety of willow species.

Attracted to the pheromone lures MYO, TIP and FOR.

Verification Grade Comment: Ideally take a photo.

Recorded in 15 (11%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 9-11mm
Flight: May - August
Foodplant:   Osiers, willows
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
03/07/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
03/07/20194VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
20/06/20181VC39 - StaffordshireSJ90
19/06/20181VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
12/06/20181VC39 - StaffordshireSJ90

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