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Yellow-legged Clearwing
Synanthedon vespiformis (Linnaeus, 1761)
Sesiidae: Sesiinae
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Photo © Rob Edmunds,  13/07/2017 - Downham Market

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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
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 43 (58%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1899.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
13/07/2024127TG03Briston
10/07/2024127TG51Scratby
08/07/2024527TG10Hethersett
07/07/2024127TG11Costessey
29/06/2024128TM09Great Ellingham
28/06/2024228TF50Upwell / Outwell
27/06/2024127TG20Norwich (Lakenham)
25/06/2024127TG03Briston
23/06/2024227TG14Sheringham / Beeston
23/06/2024127TG11Horsford
Further info: Synanthedon vespiformis
 
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