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Red-belted Clearwing
Synanthedon myopaeformis (Borkhausen, 1789)
Sesiidae: Sesiinae
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Photo © Chris Mcgaw,  26/06/2018 - The Grange

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Similar Norfolk Species
Red-tipped Clearwing
Synanthedon formicaeformis
Large Red-belted Clearwing
Synanthedon culiciformis
Forewing: 9-11mm.
Flight: June-Aug
Foodplant:   Apple
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Orchards, gardens, hedgerows and woodland. Favours Crab Apple and old cankerous cultivated apple and pear trees.

Old Norfolk records from the turn of the last century when it was found in several old gardens in Norwich.

Red-belted: White Palps
Large Red-belted: Orange Palps

Single broad red band on abdomen and white palps. Please note both Large Red-belted (culiciformis) and Red-belted (myopaeformis) can be attrected by the same pheromone lures. Best determined by colour of the palps (see article below)

Recent records from Norwich area.

New for VC28 in 2017. It is remarkable, due to the recent availability of pheromone lures, that this species is only now being recorded for the first time in some areas, considering the abundance of apple orchards in the west of the county, even if these orchards have much declined in recent years. It is also being recorded at isolated apple trees.
Pheromone attractants: myo or myo+api
Pheromone activity day times: 8:45-18:00, peak 11:00-13:00.
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Recorded in 20 (27%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
10/08/2021227TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
07/08/2021127TG20 - Norwich
04/08/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
01/08/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
29/07/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
Further info: Synanthedon myopaeformis
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