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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nb

Local Status: Very rare and very local. No recent record.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-early Aug.

Forewing: 9-13mm.

Foodplant: Larvae under the bark of old fruit trees, such as Apple and Pear.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1883
Year last recorded1883
Number of records1
Number of individuals0
Unique positions1
Unique locations1
Adult records1
Immature records0

For the county, we have a total of 1 records from 1 sites. First recorded in 1883.


52.011 Synanthedon myopaeformis (Red-belted Clearwing) 01
© Derek Parkinson

Species Account

Pheromone lures MYO, and MYO+API. Flies later, mid-June to August. Prefers old Apple and Pear in orchards, and more naturally on Crab Apple in single trees on verges and in larger gardens. Another quick flier, tends not to land on the lure during brief visits.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Not recorded since Porritt (1983-86) when it was reported from the Sheffield area (VC63). The same comment on national distribution is given as for S. spheciformis (Denis & Schiffermüller) in MBGBI 2 and shown on map 203. Again this probably refers to the old record.

Current status (CHF, 2011): Last recorded 1883. Again no recent records north of the Midlands, but perhaps a more likely contender for recolonisation, especially if old orchards are targeted with pheromone lures.

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