Sesiidae : Sesiinae
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Immature stages

Similar Norfolk Species
Red-belted Clearwing
Synanthedon myopaeformis
Red-tipped Clearwing
Synanthedon formicaeformis
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Large Red-belted Clearwing
Synanthedon culiciformis

(Linnaeus, 1758) 381 / 52.007

Norfolk status
Scarce.
Birch stumps. Found visiting flowers on sunny days.
Distinguished by orange palps and orange-red suffusion at the base of the forewings.

Red-belted: White Palps
Large Red-belted: Orange Palps

Please note both Large Red-belted (culiciformis) and Red-belted (myopaeformis) can be attrected by the same pheromone lures. Best determined by colour of the palps (see article below)

Recent records from Marsham Heath, Dersingham Bog NNR, Holt Lowes and Salthouse Heath.

Pheromone attractants: MYO or CUL
Pheromone activity day times: 13:00-19:15, peak 14:00-16:00.
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Recorded in 20 (27%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Determination
SEPERATION OF RED BELTED AND LARGE RED BELTED CLEARWING J. Clifton
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
02/06/2023128TF62Roydon Common
24/05/2023127TG12Buxton Heath
19/05/2023127TG12Buxton Heath
18/05/2023127TG14Sheringham / Beeston
10/06/2022127TG13Hempstead
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Forewing: 12-14mm.
Flight: One generation. May-June.
Foodplant:   Downy Birch, Silver Birch
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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