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Orange-tailed Clearwing
Synanthedon andrenaeformis (Laspeyres, 1801)
Sesiidae: Sesiinae
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Photo © Oliver Wadsworth,  Childswickham VC33. 22/06/2017

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Yellow-legged Clearwing
Synanthedon vespiformis
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

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)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
09/07/2022136SO51 - Doward & Goodrich
30/06/2022337SO76 - Sapey Common & Great Witley
23/06/2022137SO74 - Colwall & Malvern Hills AONB
23/06/2022139SO89 - Himley/Penn
23/06/20221037SO97 - Dodford/Lickey
Further info: Synanthedon andrenaeformis
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