52.013 (0373) Currant Clearwing Synanthedon tipuliformis (Clerck, 1759)

Status
Resident? Rare.
 
Flight period
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History
Two specimens were caught on 18th July 1938 at Gretna (VC72) and are now at the National Museums Scotland.
 
Life cycle
Overwinters as a larva within the foodplant, during August to April.
 
Larval foodplants
Larvae feed on cultivated and sometimes wild Black and Red Currant, less frequently on Gooseberry.
 
Identification
This is a small clearwing with a yellow collar and two fine yellow lines running along the thorax. On the abdomen are either three yellow cross-bands (female) or four (male) and it is also black tipped.
 
Habitat
Gardens.
© Keith Naylor per J Murray, Gretna, 18 July 1938

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