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Synanthedon flaviventris (Staudinger, 1883)

Sallow Clearwing
52.0090 (B&F: 377)

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


Resident. Adults are rarely seen in the wild, but larvae are sometimes common along woodland rides and in bushy clearings. Very local, highly irregular in numbers and currently restricted to a north/south band of colonies situated between Eastbourne and Lewes and Tunbridge Wells, and to the far west of the county. Single-brooded during even-numbered years. Dated records from feral adults do not exist but specimens bred in captivity emerge from late May to early July. Larvae feed and bore on the wood inside sallow twigs. (Pratt, 2011)

Synanthedon flaviventris (Staudinger, 1883)
Milton Marsh, 13 vii 2020
Photo: Dave Palmer
Synanthedon flaviventris (Staudinger, 1883)
Ringmer, 10 vii 2020
Photo: Bob Eade

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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