Sesiidae : Sesiinae
  Prev | Next  
Photo © PBryant,  To TAB lure, West Suffolk (VC26) 1 July 2023

Upload a Photo
Similar Suffolk Species: None
Dusky Clearwing
Paranthrene tabaniformis

(Rottemburg, 1775) 372 / 52.004

Morley's Final Catalogue: Paranthrene tabaniformis, Rott., is immigrant from the continent to Essex: three British examples alone are known.

Recent Suffolk status: First found at a site in west Suffolk on 18/06/2023 using the TAB pheromone lure. Found at a second site, Lakenheath Fen RSPB reserve on 24/06/2023 with more moths noted there on subsequent dates. A third site again in west Suffolk was located on 08/07/2023.

Life history: Single-brooded in one extended generation on the continent, UK flight time currently not fully known.

Identification: A large clearwing species unlike any other.

Habitats: Wet woodlands, river valleys.

Verification Grade Comment: A photo or specimen will be required for any record of this species.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 1 (2%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2023.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

< Lunar Hornet Moth  |  White-barred Clearwing >

List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
10/07/2023126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
09/07/2023126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
08/07/2023126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
Show Details | 1990 to 2022 | 2000 to 2022 | Graph Key
Express Record Dusky Clearwing
We need your records!
Do you have records of Dusky Clearwing?
Put your own dot on the map!

Copyright © Jim Wheeler 2023

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 14mm
Flight: Late May-mid July
Foodplant:   Aspen, Poplars
GB Status: Unknown
Former Status: Extinct
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2023. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2023. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2023
We use cookies to personalise content and enhance your experience. By clicking OK or using this site, you consent to the use of cookies unless you disable them. Cookies Policy