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52.008 [B&F: 0380] Red-tipped Clearwing (Synanthedon formicaeformis) (Esper, 1782)

 

Nationally scarce (Nb) in fens, marshes, river-banks, damp areas, gravel pits and ponds in southern England, northwards to Dumfriesshire, and southern Wales; rare in Ireland. In Hampshire found in small numbers in suitable habitat in both the north and south of the county, and probably under-recorded; the same is true of the Isle of Wight, where it was first found in 2015 but has been annual since. Wingspan 17-19 mm. Day-flying. The early stages may be sought during the winter months, but synthetic pheromone lures are used to attract males nowadays, and this has led to a marked increase in records of the species in recent years. Larva feeds within stems and wood of Osier, Willow and Sallow.

Flightime guide
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Records Received By Year

% of total records
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Percentage of Total Records

Total records
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Phenology - Adult Records

Max records: 12
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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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