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Large Red-belted Clearwing
Synanthedon culiciformis

(Linnaeus, 1758) 381 / 52.007

Davey, P., 2009: A species confined to England, the larva overwintering once and feeding in a tunnel between the wood and bark of birch (Betulae spp.) and, less frequently, of alder (Alnus spp.). Larval frass may occasionally spill out from bark crevices or the top-edge of birch stumps during the autumn. The moth is the first Clearwing on the wing, emerging from the beginning of May onwards before 1 pm; peak emergence tends to coincide with warmer spells of weather. In Dorset, the moth is... Read More

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Recorded in 8 (20%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1865.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-14mm.
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Downy Birch, Silver Birch
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
10/05/201919SY98 Wareham
21/05/201819SY89 Bere Regis
27/08/201069SY88 - Wool / Lulworth
23/05/2009+9SU00 Wimborne
10/05/200939SY89 Bere Regis

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