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Yellow-legged Clearwing
Synanthedon vespiformis
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Orange-tailed Clearwing
Synanthedon andrenaeformis

(Laspeyres, 1801) 378 / 52.010

Davey, P., 2009: A species limited to the calcareous soils of south-east and central southern England, the larva feeding for at least two years within the stems or branches (up to 25mm in diameter) of the wayfaring tree (Viburnum lantana), and, less frequently of guelder rose (Viburnum opulus). In its final year of growth, the larva cuts a disc-shaped cap in the bark over the emergence hole; this structure is the only external evidence of the larva within. The moth emerges through June and... Read More

Recorded in 17 (43%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1931.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 9-11mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Wayfaring-tree, less frequently Guelder Rose
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
10/07/2019159ST80 Blandford
06/07/201939SY59 Powerstock / Kingcombe
03/07/201919ST40 Beaminster
06/07/201819SY49 Bridport
06/07/201869SY49 Bridport

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