Red-belted Clearwing - Synanthedon myopaeformis

Description

Wingspan 18 to 26 mm.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Allotments, orchards, gardens and woodland.

When to see it

They occur from June to early August. The moths fly during the day but are not often seen, except by the use of pheromone lures.

Life History

The larvae live under the bark of old fruit trees, especially Apple but sometimes others.

UK Status

A local species, occurring in the southern half of England. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as Nationally Scarce B.

VC55 Status

It appears to be uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland, where there are few records. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded).

Reference
52.011 BF379

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MAP KEY:

Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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