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Large Red-belted Clearwing
Synanthedon culiciformis

(Linnaeus, 1758) 381 / 52.007
Photo © Keith Dover,  NZ5617 Eston Moor

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Synanthedon myopaeformis
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Yorkshire Status: Rare and local resident.

Pheromone lures: MYO, CUL (the best).

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Although still only recorded from one VC63 site, this species appears to have increased its range considerably, now also having many VC63 sites. The VC65 record previously mentioned for Copley (YNU, 1970) is thought to be an error for VC63, since the only Copley traced in Yorkshire is near Halifax.

2012 (CHF): This species is meant to be attracted to pheromone lures but all records are from daytime sightings or moths bred from birch stumps. Not seen since 2007 though its distribution seems to be quite widespread.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 22 (11%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1860.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 12-14mm.
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Downy Birch, Silver Birch
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/06/2022163SE31 -  Wakefield (S)
02/06/2022262SE58 - Rievaulx
27/05/2021363SE71 - Crowle
18/05/2021161SE63 - Selby
25/06/2020162SE48 - Thirsk
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