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Currant Clearwing
Synanthedon tipuliformis

(Clerck, 1759) 373 / 52.013
Norfolk status
Widespread.
Small clearwing, with yellow collar and three(F) or four(M) yellow cross-bands.
Can be seen around foodplants by day in sunny weather.
Fruit farms, allotments and gardens.
Male comes quickly and in numbers to the specific pheromone lure.

Pheromone attractants: tip
Pheromone activity times: 9:00-19:00, peak 14:30-18:00.
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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.

Recorded in 35 (47%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/07/2021127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
21/07/2021227TG13 - Baconsthorpe
20/07/2021128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
19/07/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
19/07/2021327TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
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Forewing: 8-10mm.
Flight: June-July
Foodplant:   Mostly cultivated varieties of Black & Red Currant
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult

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