Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jul-Aug.
Foodplant: Sallows, Willows.
|Year first recorded||1904||1883||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2011||2014||2014||2013||2005|
|Number of records||18||10||55||36||3|
|Number of individuals||22||3||26||54||0|
For the county, we have a total of 122 records from 95 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Does not react to pheromone lures.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: The most common species of clearwing in Yorkshire, most records come from VC63 where it would appear to be fairly frequent in open woodlands, commons and low moorland areas. Records are shown from all five vice-counties on map 195 in MBGBI 2, but the only VC65 record known is that listed in Porritt (1883-86), from Richmond. P.Q. Winter reports this species is most common in almond willow, less common in sallow and occasional in hybrid poplar species.
2012 (CHF): The commonest and most widespread clearwing. Most records are of larval tunnels in cut sallow stumps though it is sometimes encountered in the daytime. The males do not come strongly to pheromone lures unlike other clearwings. There are no recent records from VC62.