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Currant Clearwing
Synanthedon tipuliformis

(Clerck, 1759) 373 / 52.013

Davey, P., 2009: A generally distributed species in England, the larva feeding and over-wintering once within strong stems of black currant (Ribes nigrum) and, less frequently of red currant (R. rubrum). Eggs are laid close to the ends of shoots, or stems that have been pruned the previous winter. The newly-hatched larva creates a tunnel by eating the heart of the stem in the late summer and into autumn. During the spring, frass may be evident at the end of the host shoot, and, prior to... Read More

Recorded in 12 (30%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1982.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 8-10mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Mostly cultivated varieties of Black and Red Currant
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
26/06/201929SY67 Portland / Weymouth
21/06/201929SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
09/06/201919SY49 Bridport
30/05/201929ST90 Spetisbury
22/06/201839SY49 Bridport

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