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Synanthedon myopaeformis
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Red-tipped Clearwing
Synanthedon formicaeformis

(Esper, 1783) 380 / 52.008

Davey, P., 2009: A species found in England, the larva overwintering once beneath the bark of osier (Salix viminalis), goat willow (Salix caprea) and grey willow (Salix cinerea). There is often little external evidence of occupation within the infected stem or branch. Trunks or branches damaged by other insects may often be found to host the species and close inspection may reveal old emergence holes or empty pupa cases in the region of the wound. A further occasional characteristic is a... Read More

Recorded in 13 (33%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1979.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 9-11mm
Flight: May - August
Foodplant:   Osiers, willows
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
03/07/201929ST40 Beaminster
02/07/201849SY49 Bridport
23/06/201819SY49 Bridport
20/06/201819SY88 Wool / Lulworth
07/06/201589SZ09 Poole

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