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52.013 [B&F: 0373] Currant Clearwing (Synanthedon tipuliformis) (Clerck, 1759)

 

Notes: Nationally scarce (Nb) in gardens, farmland, market gardens and allotments in southern England northwards to Aberdeenshire, and north and south Wales (MBGBI Vol 2). In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight there are clusters of records in and around Portsmouth and Gosport; in recent years, increasingly reported elsewhere in the county and on the Island. Wingspan 17-20 mm. Day-flying, the moth flying in sunshine over currant bushes Ribes. The early stages may be sought during the winter months, but synthetic pheromone lures are now used to attract males nowadays, and this has led to a marked increase in records of the species in recent years. Larva feeds within stems of Black Currant, Red Currant and Gooseberry.

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Records Received By Year

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Percentage of Total Records

Total records
Max Percentage: 0.013774434
             
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Phenology - Adult Records

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Phenology - Larval Records

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