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Synanthedon spheciformis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

White-barred Clearwing
52.0060 (B&F: 375)

»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Cossoidea
    »Family: Sesiidae
      »Subfamily: Sesiinae
        »Tribe: Grapholitini


Resident. Adults are only occasionally detected in the wild. But larvae and pupae are often fairly common along woodland rides, railway-tracks and on wooded heathland. Never found more than 10 miles away from our northern-most borders with Surrey and Kent, and perhaps in danger of extinction in West Sussex. Single-brooded, flying mainly throughout June, occasionally from late May or to early July. Larvae feed on the wood inside alder saplings and birch trunks. (Pratt, 2011)

Synanthedon spheciformis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Hampshire, 17 v 2014
Photo: Tony Davis

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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