Main: (Sesiidae / Sesiinae)
52.008 [B&F: 0380] Red-tipped Clearwing (Synanthedon formicaeformis) (Esper, 1782)

 

Notes: Nationally scarce (Nb) in fens, marshes, river-banks, damp areas, gravel pits and ponds in southern England, northwards to Dumfriesshire, and southern Wales; rare in Ireland. In Hampshire found in small numbers in suitable habitat in both the north and south of the county, and probably under-recorded. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 17-19 mm. Day-flying. The early stages may be sought during the winter months, but synthetic pheromone lures are 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 and wood of Osier, Willow and Sallow.

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Phenology - Adult Records

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