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52.007 [B&F: 0381] Large Red-belted Clearwing (Synanthedon culiciformis) (Linnaeus, 1758)

 

Nationally scarce (Nb) in heaths and open woodland in parts of the British Isles. In Hampshire locally common in the north-east and around the New Forest. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 22-25 mm. Day-flying, the earliest clearwing to emerge in spring. 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 bark of Silver Birch, Downy Birch and Alder, making characteristic tunnels under the bark of birch trees and stumps.

Flightime guide
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Records Received By Year

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Percentage of Total Records

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Phenology - Larval Records

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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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Detail records

SiteDateQuantityRecorderStage
VC8 Wiltshire (Hants county)
West Park (SU11)28-Jun-2002sevenGreen, DGLarval
VC11 South Hampshire
(SZ69)1951---
Southsea (SZ69)26-Jun-1976oneLangmaid, JRAdult
(SZ19)1981---
Crab Wood NR (SU42)1981nineBell, RAAdult
(SU41)1981---
(SU32)1981---
(SU30)1981---
(SU30)1981---
Crab Wood NR (SU42)1981nineBell, RALarval
(SU42)1981---
Emer Bog NR (SU32)22-Apr-1984-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DH, PH & MJLarval feeding signs
Netley Common (SU41)27-May-1991-Budd, PAAdult
Netley Common (SU41)27-May-1996-Budd, PA-
Roydon Common (SU30)1998-Budd, PA-
Roydon Woods NR (SU30)1998-Budd, PA-
Roydon Woods HWT Reserve (SU30)20-May-1998-Budd, PALarval
Roydon Woods HWT Reserve (SU30)28-May-1998-Budd, PALarval
Roydon Woods NR (SU30)1999-Budd, PA-
Roydon Woods HWT Reserve (SU30)25-May-1999oneBudd, PAAdult
Bagnum Bog, NF (SU10)04-Aug-2000-Smith, MN-
Hurn (SZ19)02-Aug-2006twoJeffes, MPupal
Dibden Purlieu (SU40)14-Jul-2013oneChapman, RAAdult
VC12 North Hampshire
(SU76)1951---
(SU85)1961oneBRC-
Fleet Pond (SU85)02-Jun-1976oneAppleton, DAdult
(SU66)1981---
(SU85)1981---
(SU85)1981---
(SU75)1981---
(SU66)1981---
(SU75)1981---
Bartley Heath (SU75)1987-Dobson, AHAdult
Burnt and Padworth Commons (SU66)11-May-1989-Pickles, AJAdult
Silchester Common (SU66)26-May-1991oneLangmaid, JR; Heckford, RJ; Baker, BR; Robbins, JPupal
Bartley Heath (SU75)29-Jun-1991-Clarke, JHCocoon
Alice Holt (SU84)1992-Willmott, KJAdult
Broxhead Common (SU83)14-Mar-1992-McCormick, RFLarval
Bartley Heath (SU75)19-Apr-1992100Clarke, JHLarval
Hook Common HWT reserve (SU75)04-May-1992-McCormick, RFPupal
Bartley Heath (SU75)16-May-1992fiveClarke, JHAdult
Bentley Station Meadow (SU74)1993-Willmott, KJAdult
Hook Common HWT reserve (SU75)1993-Cook, RRLarval
Yateley Common (SU85)1993-Davis, AMLarval
Yateley Common (SU85)26-Mar-1993-Langmaid, JR; Goater, BPupal
Bartley Heath (SU75)02-May-199320Clarke, JHLarval
Bentley Station Meadow (SU74)28-Aug-1998-Green, DGLarval
Bartley Heath (SU75)22-May-1999sixDobson, AHPupal
Yateley Heath (SU85)10-Jun-2000oneCollins, A-
Yateley Common (SU85)10-Jun-2000oneNorriss, TJ; Collins, A; Davis, AMAdult
Yateley Common (SU85)21-Jun-2001oneDavis, AMAdult
Yateley Common (SU85)21-Jun-2001oneDavis, AMAdult
Fleet Pond (SU85)04-May-2003oneEdmunds, RDPupal
Silchester Common (SU66)22-May-2004oneGuy, SMAdult
Silchester Common (SU66)23-May-2004threeGuy, SMAdult
Silchester Common (SU66)14-May-2005oneGuy, SMAdult
Silchester Common (SU66)15-May-2005fourDennis, GJAdult
Old Basing (SU65)29-Jun-2006oneAndrews, JAdult
Old Basing (SU65)06-Jul-2006oneAndrews, JAdult
Bramshott Common (SU83)04-May-2015oneSwann, AAdult
Silchester Common (SU66)16-May-2015oneBaker, CLAdult
Silchester Common (SU66)16-May-2015oneBaker, CLAdult
Silchester Common (SU66)10-May-2017oneDennis, GJAdult
Silchester Common (SU66)25-May-2017oneDennis, GJAdult
Silchester Common (SU66)17-May-2018threeDennis, GJAdult
Pamber Forest (SU66)18-May-2018twoDennis, GJAdult

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