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Synanthedon andrenaeformis (Laspeyres, 1801)

Orange-tailed Clearwing
52.0100 (B&F: 378)

Synanthedon anthraciniformis (Esper, 1800)

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


Resident. Residents are rarely seen in the wild but the elusive larva is sometimes fairly common on the chalk. Extremely local, distinctly episodic in numbers, and restricted to a thin band of colonies situated on the northern foot of the downs between Lewes and Arundel. Single-brooded, flying mainly from early June to early July. Larvae feed on the wood inside the stems of wayfaring-tree on the alkaline downs and in guelder-rose on acid heaths. (Pratt, 2011).

Synanthedon andrenaeformis (Laspeyres, 1801)
Devill's Dyke, 29 v 2009
Photo: Darryl Perry
Synanthedon andrenaeformis (Laspeyres, 1801)
Devil's Dyke, 29 v 2009
Photo: Darryl Perry

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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