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Six-belted Clearwing
Bembecia ichneumoniformis

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 382 / 52.014

Morley's Final Catalogue: The rarest of the Suffolk species, feeding in Lotus-roots.

Recent Suffolk status: Local.
More records in recent years with the use of pheromones.

Life history: Single-brooded, flying in summer.

Occasionally found at rest or on flowers. Most records at pheromome.

Identification: The six yellow bands on the abdomen and orange markings on the wings are distinctive.

Habitats: Grasslands, dune grassland/shingle, road verges.

Recorded in 17 (29%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1899.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/07/2023426TL75 - Wickhambrook
16/07/2023426TL75 - Wickhambrook
13/07/2023225TM05 - Stowmarket/Needham Market
13/07/2023126TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
07/07/2023225TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 9-12mm.
Flight: One generation. June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Common Bird's-foot-trefoil and Kidney Vetch
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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