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Photo © D R Smith,  16 July 2021 to VES lure - Private garden, Wollaston, Stourbridge

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Yellow-legged Clearwing
Synanthedon vespiformis
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Orange-tailed Clearwing
Synanthedon andrenaeformis

(Laspeyres, 1801) 378 / 52.010

A rare resident, absent from most of the region.

A species of chalk or limestone grassland where the foodplants grow but has been found recently in gardens, possibly on Viburnum.

Attracted to the VES pheromone lure.

Verification Grade Comment: Photo required because of rarity

Recorded in 20 (14%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1961.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 9-11mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Wayfaring-tree, less frequently Guelder Rose
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
09/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
30/06/20223VC37 - WorcestershireSO76
23/06/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
23/06/202210VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
23/06/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSO89

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