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White-barred Clearwing
Synanthedon spheciformis

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 375 / 52.006

Morley's Final Catalogue: Not known from Suffolk in Morley's time.

Recent Suffolk status: Only found very locally in north-east Suffolk in the broads.

First found in Suffolk at North Cove in 2011, with other locations for the moth close to this site.

Life history: Single-brooded, flying in early summer.

Identification: A large clearwing, mainly black with one white band across the abdomen.

Habitats: Alder carr woodland.

Recorded in 3 (5%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2011.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
13/06/2023625TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
16/06/20222025TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
15/06/2021125TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
13/06/2021125TM59 - Lowestoft
03/06/2021125TM58 - Carlton Colville/Kessingland
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Copyright © Jim Wheeler 2023

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 12-14mm.
Flight: May-July.
Foodplant:   Alder, Birches
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 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
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