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Yellow-legged Clearwing
Synanthedon vespiformis

(Linnaeus, 1761) 374 / 52.012

Norfolk status
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.
Open woodland, parks and hedgerows.
Breeds in oak stumps of 1-2 years of age.

Old records exist from Thetford Forest and the Kings Lynn area, with more recent records from East Norfolk.

Pheromone attractants: VES (or VES+HYL, or VES+TAB)
Pheromone activity day time: 12:00-19:00.
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Recorded in 42 (57%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1899.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
20/06/2024127TG20Norwich (Earlham)
17/06/2024227TG20Norwich (Earlham)
16/06/2024128TF50Downham Market (W)
16/06/2024127TG10Hethersett
13/06/2024127TG10Hethersett
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Forewing: 10-12mm.
Flight: May-Aug.
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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