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Red-tipped Clearwing
Synanthedon formicaeformis

(Esper, 1783) 380 / 52.008
Photo © John William Cooper,  Pontefract

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Red-belted Clearwing
Synanthedon myopaeformis
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Synanthedon culiciformis
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Yorkshire Status: Rare and local resident.

Pheromone lures: MYO, TIP, TIP+VES , MYO+TIP+VES, FOR (the best).

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This species has suddenly reappeared after a long absence, with the record from Clifton near York in 1947 (S. Wakely, MRB pers. Comm.), being the only record since Porritt (1883-86) until the late 1960s. Records from vice-counties 61 to 64 are shown on map 204 in MBGBI 2, but most of these have not yet been traced (Porritt only recorded it from York).

2012 (CHF): Use of pheromone lures has shown that we have a good population of this species in the south of the county.

Recorded in 34 (17%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1947.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 9-11mm
Flight: May - August
Foodplant:   Osiers, willows
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/07/2022164SE33 - Leeds
18/07/2022164SE33 - Leeds
16/07/2022861TA04 - Beverley (N)
16/07/2022161TA03 - Beverley (S) / Cottingham
10/07/2022165SE27 - Kirkby Malzeard
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