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Synanthedon formicaeformis (Esper, 1782)

Red-tipped Clearwing
52.0080 (B&F: 380)

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


Resident. Both adults and larvae are sometimes fairly common in a few swamps and gravel pits. Extremely local. Single-brooded, flying mainly during June, occasionally from late May or to mid August. Larvae bore and feed on the wood inside branches of willow. (Pratt, 2011).

Synanthedon formicaeformis (Esper, 1783)
Midhurst, vii 2007
Photo: Sarah Patton
Synanthedon formicaeformis (Esper, 1783)
Hampshire, 09 vii 2014
Photo: Tony Davis

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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