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Currant Clearwing
Synanthedon tipuliformis

(Clerck, 1759) 373 / 52.013

Morley's Final Catalogue: By no means frequent, even in gardens containing ancient currant-bushes.

Recent Suffolk status: One of the more commonly recorded clearwings in Suffolk.
More records in recent years with the use of pheromones.

Life history: Single-brooded, flying in summer.

Identification: A small species with two fine yellow lines on the thorax.

Habitats: Allotments, wet woodlands, gardens.

Recorded in 25 (43%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1894.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/06/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
17/06/2024125TM14 - Ipswich
17/06/2024125TM27 - Fressingfield/Stradbroke
06/06/2024125TM28 - Mendham
08/07/2023125TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
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Forewing: 8-10mm.
Flight: June-July
Foodplant:   Mostly cultivated varieties of Black & Red Currant
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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