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Red-belted Clearwing
Synanthedon myopaeformis
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Synanthedon culiciformis
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Red-tipped Clearwing
Synanthedon formicaeformis

(Esper, 1783) 52.008

Apparently local in the region but probably very under-recorded and has proved to be easily recorded using pheromone lures. Seen regularly at one Oxfordshire site without the use of pheromones, usually visiting flowers.

Recorded in 30 (38%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1750.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Osiers, willows
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
16/09/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSU89
15/07/20222VC22 - BerkshireSU59
21/06/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU56
21/06/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU86
21/06/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP91

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