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.
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.
Anglian Lepidopterist Supplies
Recorded in 34 (46%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1899.
Last Recorded in 2021.