Sesiidae: Sesiinae

0380 (ABH52.008) Red-tipped Clearwing Synanthedon formicaeformis, (Esper, 1783)

KR04051

 Photo © Val Perrin
Red-tipped Clearwing
 Photo © Val Perrin
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

This species has a red forewing tip and a broad red band on its abdomen.

 

Pheromone attractants: myo, or tip, or tip ves, or myo tip ves or for.

 

Moth activity times: 13:00-18:00.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Flies during the day

Forewing length: 9-11mm.
Foodplant(s): Osier (Salix viminalis), willows (Salix spp.)
Flying: One generation, May-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Nationally Scarce B

Habitat

Sallow carr, swamp, osier or withy beds, riverbanks, flooded pits and ponds. Other damp marshy areas.

Regional Information

Recorded in 24 (8.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 29 May to 31 July


Nationally Scarce B

Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Yellow, White, Grey, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5