Main: (Sesiidae / Sesiinae)
52.016 [B&F: 0383] Thrift Clearwing (Pyropteron muscaeformis) (Esper, 1783)

 

Nationally scarce (Nb) along sea cliffs and rocky coasts in parts of south-western England, Wales and eastern Scotland, predominantly coastal. A sighting at Needs Ore in 2020 was a surprise - unfortunately there is no photo but the observers had no doubt of the identity being familiar with the species. Wingspan 15-18 mm. Day-flying. The moths fly in June and July, when they can be found on flowers of the foodplant as well as on Thyme; they also come to pheromone lure. Larva feeds within the roots and crowns of Thrift.

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Detail records

SiteDateQuantityRecorderStage
VC11 South Hampshire
Needs Ore (SZ49)14-Jun-2020oneAndrew Cleave, Paul SterryAdult

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