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Yellow-legged Clearwing
Synanthedon vespiformis
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Orange-tailed Clearwing
Synanthedon andrenaeformis

(Laspeyres, 1801) 378 / 52.010

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

Recent Suffolk status: Local, mainly in VC26. Very few records from VC25.
More records in recent years with the use of pheromones.

First county record in 2004 at Barton Mills. First VC25 record in 2021 at Knodishall.

Life history: Single-brooded, flying in from late spring through to the summer.

Identification: Orange tail fan is the main distinguishing feature.

Habitats: Scrub, woodlands, gardens.

Recorded in 8 (14%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2004.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/07/2023226TL75 - Wickhambrook
09/07/2023226TL75 - Wickhambrook
24/06/2023126TL75 - Wickhambrook
24/06/2023126TL75 - Wickhambrook
24/06/2023126TL75 - Wickhambrook
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 9-11mm.
Flight: May - July.
Foodplant:   Wayfaring-tree, less frequently Guelder Rose
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
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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