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Red-belted Clearwing
Synanthedon myopaeformis

(Borkhausen, 1789) 379 / 52.011

Davey, P., 2009: A species restricted to southern England, the larva overwintering beneath the bark of apple (Malus spp.) and less frequently pear (Pyrus communis), almond (Prunus amygdanus), peach (Prunus persica), rowan (Sorbus aucuparia) and hawthorn (Crataegus spp.). The female tends to select wounded trees on which to oviposit, and the resulting young larvae burrow under the bark at the edge of the wounds. Tenancy is occasionally evidenced by reddish frass hanging from bark crevices in the... Read More

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Recorded in 6 (15%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1995.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 9-11mm
Flight: May - August
Foodplant:   Apple
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
03/07/201919ST40 Beaminster
10/06/200749ST90 Spetisbury
14/06/200619ST82 Shaftesbury / Gillingham
23/06/200119ST51 Yetminster
01/01/1998 to 31/12/1999+9ST80 Blandford

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