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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 34 (46%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1899.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/08/2021327TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
21/08/2021327TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
19/08/2021527TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
18/08/2021327TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
15/08/2021227TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
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Forewing: 10-12mm.
Flight: May-Aug.
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult

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