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Large Red-belted Clearwing
Synanthedon culiciformis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Sesiidae: Sesiinae
52.007/381
Photo © James Lowen,  01/05/2019 - Buxton Heath

Similar Norfolk Species
Red-belted Clearwing
Synanthedon myopaeformis
Red-tipped Clearwing
Synanthedon formicaeformis
Forewing: 12-14mm.
Season: One generation. May-June.
Foodplant:   Downy Birch, Silver Birch.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Becoming very scarce in Norfolk.
Birch stumps. Found visiting flowers on sunny days.
Distinguished by the orange-red suffusion at the base of the forewings.

Recent records from Marsham Heath, Dersingham Bog NNR, Holt Lowes and Salthouse Heath.

Pheromone attractants: myo or cul
Pheromone activity day times: 13:00-19:15, peak 14:00-16:00.
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Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 15 (22%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/05/2019228TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
01/05/2019127TG12 - Aylsham
28/05/2018127TG12 - Aylsham
26/05/2018627TG12 - Aylsham
24/05/2018127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
Further info: Synanthedon culiciformis
 
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