Sesiidae : Sesiinae
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Photo © Neil Sherman,  To pheromone. Treknow, Cornwall. June 2019

Similar Suffolk Species
Currant Clearwing
Synanthedon tipuliformis
Six-belted Clearwing
Bembecia ichneumoniformis
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Thrift Clearwing
Pyropteron muscaeformis

(Esper, 1783) 383 / 52.016

Morley's Final Catalogue: Not listed. Thought to be a species of the west coast of the UK.

Recent Suffolk Status: A single record of unknown origin was noted at rest on a moth trap by day on 14.07.2023 in Lowestoft (A. Wren).

Life history: Single-brooded.

Identification: Currant clearwing has the dark outer band streaked with orange. Six-belted clearwing is larger with more obvious bands on the abdomen.

Habitat: Rocky coasts in its native range.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 1 (2%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2023.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/07/2023125TM59 - Lowestoft
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Forewing: 6-8mm
Flight: Early June - late July
Foodplant:   Thrift
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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