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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

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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By Rob Edmunds

Recorded in 35 (51%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1879.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/08/2019128TF61 - S.Lynn/Tottenhill
03/08/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
01/08/2019128TF90 - Watton/Shipdham
29/07/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
25/07/2019227TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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