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Raspberry Clearwing
Pennisetia hylaeiformis (Laspeyres, 1801)
Sesiidae: Tinthiinae
369a / 52.001
Photo © Jim Wheeler,  01/08/2020 - Upwell

Similar Norfolk Species
Six-belted Clearwing
Bembecia ichneumoniformis
Forewing: 11-13mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Raspberry
Nat Status: Adventive
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Unknown.

First recorded in Britain in 2007 as larvae and later adults to pheromone lure in Cambridgeshire.

In mainland Europe, the moth is fairly widespread, but does not travel long distances, so it is thought that the British examples may have originated from imported Raspberry plants.

The larvae feed within the roots of Raspberry, over-wintering twice.

New for Norfolk in 2018 at Great Cressingham (C. McGaw, 26/07/18) adult to HYL lure in the evening.
New for VC27 in 2020 at Norwich (C. Robson, 31/07/20) to HYL lure in the evening.

Pheromone attractants: hyl
Pheromone activity times: Afternoon/Evening
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Recorded in 4 (6%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2018.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
06/08/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
01/08/2020228TF50 - Upwell/Marshland
01/08/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
31/07/2020127TG20 - Norwich
26/07/2018128TF80 - Swaffham
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