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White-barred Clearwing
Synanthedon spheciformis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Sesiidae: Sesiinae
375 / 52.006
Photo © Perry Hampson,  11/06/2018 North Walsham. TIP pheromone lure.

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 12-14mm.
Flight: May-July.
Foodplant:   Alder, Birches.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
A relatively large and dark species.
Heathland, Alder groves, woodland edges, streamsides etc.
Found in Norfolk at suitable Broadland sites, especially where alder saplings grow.
Overwinters as a larva at least twice.

Pheromone attractants: tip
Pheromone activity day time: 9:30-18:00, peak 11:00-16:00.
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Several recent records, Norfolk Broads.

Recorded in 13 (19%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/06/2020127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
22/06/2020227TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
02/06/2020227TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
30/05/2020127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
27/05/2020127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
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