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Currant Clearwing
Synanthedon tipuliformis

(Clerck, 1759) 52.013

Local, but use of pheromone traps is showing it to be more widespread than previously known. Mainly found in gardens and allotments.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 27 (35%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1750.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Mostly cultivated varieties of Black and Red Currant
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
23/06/20222VC24 - BuckinghamshireSU89
22/06/20229VC23 - OxfordshireSP33
22/06/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP63
21/06/20222VC22 - BerkshireSU56
21/06/20224VC23 - OxfordshireSP33

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