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Currant Clearwing
Synanthedon tipuliformis (Clerck, 1759)
Sesiidae: Sesiinae
373 / 52.013
Photo © Chris Jones,  Hethersett 30/06/2015

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 8-10mm.
Flight: June-July
Foodplant:   Mostly cultivated varieties of Black & Red Currant.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Local.
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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Recorded in 35 (51%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/07/2020227TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
17/07/2020128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
17/07/2020127TG20 - Norwich
02/07/2020127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
02/07/2020127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
Further info: Synanthedon tipuliformis
 
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