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

(Esper, 1783) 380 / 52.008

Norfolk status
Common.
Red forewing tip and broad red band on abdomen.
Sallow carr, swamp, osier or withy beds, riverbanks, flooded pits and ponds. Other damp marshy areas.

Can often be found by day, without the use of a lure, feeding at flowers.

Pheromone attractants: MYO, or TIP, or TIP+VES, or MYO+TIP+VES NEW- FOR
Pheromone activity day times: 13:00-18:00.
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Like many of the clearwings, was formerly considered scarce, but due to the increased availability of pheromone lures is apparently much more common and widespread than previously thought.

Recorded in 45 (61%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1879.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
20/08/2023128TL79Mundford
10/08/2023128TL99Rockland St Peter
08/08/2023128TL59Welney NNR
02/08/2023+27TG20Norwich (Earlham)
30/07/2023127TG20Norwich (Earlham)
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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

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