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Six-belted Clearwing
Bembecia ichneumoniformis

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 52.014/382
Norfolk status
Diagnostic features include six yellow bands on the abdomen and orange scales on tip of central bar of forewing.
Overwinters as a larva June-May.

Coastal grassland, embankments, quarries, cliffs, etc, mainly chalk or limestone.

Rediscovered on the North Norfolk coast in 2007. Old record from 1823 by Curtis and Stephens at South Creake. (Unconfirmed record in early 1990's at Hillington)

Discovered at new west Norfolk coastal and inland sites in 2009, with further sites discovered in recent years. Unusual VC27 inland records seen at Strumpshaw Fen in 2018.

Pheromone attractants: api.
Pheromone activity day times: 8:00-18:30, peak 9:00-13:00.
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By Rob Edmunds

Recorded in 16 (23%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1823.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/07/2019127TG20 - Norwich
10/07/2019528TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
10/07/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
04/07/2019128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
27/06/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 9-12mm.
Season: One generation. June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Common Bird's-foot-trefoil and Kidney Vetch
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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