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Six-belted Clearwing
Bembecia ichneumoniformis

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 52.014

Widespread and regularly found on grassland sites by using pheromone lures, and sometimes when sweep-netting for other insects, where the foodplant is well established, sometimes in numbers.

Recorded in 43 (55%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1870.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Common Bird's-foot-trefoil and Kidney Vetch
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
06/08/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU86
16/07/20223VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP71
14/07/202250VC22 - BerkshireSU59
14/07/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU59
08/07/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP72

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