Orange-tailed Clearwing - Synanthedon andrenaeformis
Wingspan 18 to 22 mm.
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Usually found on chalk downland, preferring the edges of woodland.
The adults fly in May and June, but are very difficult to locate unless a lure is used.
The larva lives for two years or more, boring into the stems of the Wayfaring-tree and Guelder-rose.
This species occurs in central southern England.
Rarely recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland where it is very local.
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