Sesiidae: Sesiinae

0379 (ABH52.011) Red-belted Clearwing Synanthedon myopaeformis, (Borkhausen, 1789)

KR04060

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Hilton
Hilton
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 Photo © Val Perrin


General Information

This species can be identifed by the single broad red band on the abdomen.

 

Pheromone attractants: myo or myo api.


Moth activity times: 8:45-18:00, peak 11:00-13:00.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Flies during the day

Forewing length: 9-11mm.
Foodplant(s): Apple (Malus domestica), Crab Apple (Malus sylvestris), hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), pears (Pyrus spp.), Almond (Prunus dulcis), Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia)
Flying: Two overlapping generations, June-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Nationally Scarce B

Habitat

Orchards, gardens, hedgerows and woodland. Favours Crab Apple and old, cankerous, cultivated apple and pear trees.

Regional Information

Recorded in 22 (8.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 01 June to 11 August


Nationally Scarce B

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