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Currant Clearwing
Synanthedon tipuliformis

(Clerck, 1759) 373 / 52.013

Norfolk status
Widespread.
Small clearwing, with yellow collar and three (female) or four (male) yellow cross-bands.
Can be seen around foodplants by day in sunny weather.
Fruit farms, allotments and gardens.
Male comes quickly and in numbers to the specific pheromone lure.

Pheromone attractants: TIP
Pheromone activity times: 9:00-19:00, peak 14:30-18:00.
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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 40 (54%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
20/06/2024128TF50Upwell / Outwell
18/06/2024227TG24Cromer
17/06/2024127TG31Acle
17/06/2024127TG31Upton
17/06/2024727TG10Cringleford (UEA)
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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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