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Red-tipped Clearwing
Synanthedon formicaeformis (Esper, 1783)
Sesiidae: Sesiinae
380 / 52.008
Photo © Clive Sheppard,  Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen 18/06/2017

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Similar Norfolk Species
Red-belted Clearwing
Synanthedon myopaeformis
Large Red-belted Clearwing
Synanthedon culiciformis
Forewing: 9-11mm.
Flight: May-Aug.
Foodplant:   Osiers, Willows.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Red forewing tip and broad red band on abdomen.
Sallow carr, swamp, osier or withy beds, riverbanks, flooded pits and ponds. Other damp marshy areas.
Scatter of records from around the county

Can often be found by day, without the use of a lure, feeding at flowers.

Pheromone attractants: myo, or tip, or tip+ves, or myo+tip+ves NEW- for
Pheromone activity day times: 13:00-18:00.
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Recorded in 38 (55%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1879.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/08/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
02/08/2020227TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
31/07/2020427TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
31/07/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
30/07/2020327TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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