Main: (Sesiidae / Sesiinae)
52.016 [B&F: 0383] Thrift Clearwing (Pyropteron muscaeformis) (Esper, 1783)


Notes: Nationally scarce (Nb) along sea cliffs and rocky coasts in parts of south-western England, Wales and eastern Scotland, predominantly coastal. Not recorded in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 15-18 mm. Day-flying. The moths fly in June and July, when they can be found on flowers of the foodplant as well as on Thyme; they also come to pheromone lure. Larva feeds within the roots and crowns of Thrift.

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