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Yellow-legged Clearwing
Synanthedon vespiformis (Linnaeus, 1761)
Sesiidae: Sesiinae
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Photo © Dave Jones,  04/07/2018 - Caistor St Edmund church

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Forewing: 10-12mm.
Season: May-Aug.
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Scarce.
Open woodland, parks and hedgerows.
Breeds in oak stumps of 1-2 years of age.

Old records exist from Thetford Forest and the Kings Lynn area, with more recent records from East Norfolk.

Pheromone attractants: ves, (or ves+hyl, or ves+tab).
Pheromone activity day time: 12:00-19:00.
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Recorded in 28 (41%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1899.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/08/2019227TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
13/08/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
06/08/2019327TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
05/08/2019228TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
04/08/2019227TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
Further info: Synanthedon vespiformis
 
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