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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nb

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Aug.

Forewing: 9-11mm.

Foodplant: Osiers, Willows.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded20081947196720062002
Year last recorded20141947201420062012
Number of records1522112
Number of individuals4211712
Unique positions921412
Unique locations921212
Adult records1521612
Immature records00400

For the county, we have a total of 41 records from 26 sites. First recorded in 1947.


52.008 Red-tipped Clearwing 03
© Andy Nunn
52.008 Red-tipped Clearwing 02
© Dave Williamson
52.008 Red-tipped Clearwing 01
© John William Cooper

Species Account

Pheromone lures: MYO, TIP, TIP+VES , MYO+TIP+VES, FOR (the best).

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This species has suddenly reappeared after a long absence, with the record from Clifton near York in 1947 (S. Wakely, MRB pers. Comm.), being the only record since Porritt (1883-86) until the late 1960s. Records from vice-counties 61 to 64 are shown on map 204 in MBGBI 2, but most of these have not yet been traced (Porritt only recorded it from York).

2012 (CHF): Use of pheromone lures has shown that we have a good population of this species in the south of the county.

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