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

(Esper, 1783) 380 / 52.008

Morley's Final Catalogue: Bloomfield's sole record of this sallow feeder is taken from the 'Nat' (sans ref.) presumably of about 1860, showing it to have then occurred pretty freely at Nayland Stoke. It is a fens species and has later been noted only at Brandon staunch amoung Osier, where a dozen males were sunning themselves upon the midrib of nettle-leaves, flying to and fro, on 22 June 1928.

Recent Suffolk status: Local at wetland sites. More records in recent years with the use of the pheromone.

Life history: Single-brooded, flying from late spring into summer.

Identification: Patch of reddish scales at the wingtip is diagnostic.

Habitats: Sallow carr, wetlands.

Recorded in 19 (33%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1928.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/07/2023225TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
01/07/2023126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
28/06/2023726TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
27/06/2023126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
26/06/2023126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
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Forewing: 9-11mm.
Flight: May-Aug.
Foodplant:   Osiers, Willows
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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