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White-barred Clearwing
Synanthedon spheciformis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Sesiidae: Sesiinae
375 / 52.006
Photo © Dave Jones,  11/06/2018 - Catfield Fen

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 11 (16%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/06/2019627TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
02/06/2019227TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
02/06/2019127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
02/06/2019127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
30/05/2019227TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
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