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White-barred Clearwing
Synanthedon spheciformis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Sesiidae: Sesiinae
375 / 52.006
Photo © Peter Hall

Similar West Midlands Species: None
Forewing: 12-14mm.
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Alder, birches.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

A rare resident but regular on Cannock Chase and Chartley Moss in Staffordshire.
Found in Dymock Forest in Herefordshire and Wyre Forest area and Kinver in Shropshire and Worcestershire

Larvae live in the living wood of alders and birches where they overwinter twice.

Attracted to the TIP pheromone lure for most of the day.

Verification Grade Comment: Ideally take a photo.

Recorded in 11 (8%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1870.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
05/07/2019139SK02 - Blithfield/Chartley Moss
05/06/2019137SO77 - Wyre Forest
23/05/2019336SO62 - E Ross & Dymock Forest
23/05/2019236SO62 - E Ross & Dymock Forest
06/06/2018+37SO77 - Wyre Forest
Further info: Synanthedon spheciformis
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