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Dusky Clearwing
Paranthrene tabaniformis

(Rottemburg, 1775) 372 / 52.004

Norfolk status

A large distinctive clearwing species unlike any other.

Wet woodland, broad-leaved woodland, river valleys where Aspen and Poplar grows.

Formerly considered extinct in the British Isles until 2021. In 2023, with the increased use of the TAB pheromone lure, it was found in several counties including multiple sites in neighbouring Suffolk (including Lakenheath NNR) and Cambridgeshire fens.

First for Norfolk in 2023 at Lower Hellesdon, Norwich (VC27) to TAB lure (L. King, 11/07/23)

Pheromone attractants: TAB
Pheromone activity times: Late afternoon
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Recorded in 1 (1%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2023.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Date#VC10kGeneral Area
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Forewing: 14mm
Flight: Late May-mid July
Foodplant:   Aspen, Poplars
GB Status: Unknown
Former Status: Extinct
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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