Red-belted Clearwing - Synanthedon myopaeformis
Wingspan 18 to 26 mm.
Allotments, orchards, gardens and woodland.
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.
The larvae live under the bark of old fruit trees, especially Apple but sometimes others.
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.
It appears to be uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland, where there are few records. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded).
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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