Currant Clearwing - Synanthedon tipuliformis
A rather small species with a wingspan of 17-20 mm.
Tends to be found around allotments, gardens and other similar places where the larval foodplant is present.
On the wing between late May and July.
The larvae of this species feed internally on the shoots of Red Currant and Black Currant bushes (Ribes).
It is widely distributed throughout England and Wales, extending into parts of Scotland, but is not especially common anywhere. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as Nationally Scarce B.
Occasional or little recorded in Leicestershire & Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = C (very scarce resident or rare migrant). Leicestershire & Rutland Distribution Map.
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