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Photo © Michael Kerr,  10/07/2022 - Sporle (garden)

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Currant Clearwing
Synanthedon tipuliformis
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Sallow Clearwing
Synanthedon flaviventris

(Staudinger, 1883) 377 / 52.009

Norfolk status
Scarce.
New to Britain in 1926 near Southampton, the species has a two year life cycle, and is remarkable in that moths are rarely seen or bred in odd years, appearing only in even years.

Day-flying species, and like many of the clearwings with the recent popular use of pheromone lures, this species appears to be more widespread than previously thought.

Pheromone attractants: SAL (MYO+TIP)
Pheromone activity times: all day Peak 1pm-5pm.
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Two new for Norfolk in 2022 both to SAL lure at Sporle. (M. Kerr, 10/07/22) and at Mundford (11/07/22, Oliver Richings)

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2022.
Last Recorded in 2022.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
11/07/2022128TL79Mundford
10/07/2022128TF81Sporle
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Forewing: 8-9mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Sallow (Goat Willow, Grey Willow)
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult

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