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Synanthedon vespiformis (Linnaeus, 1761)

Yellow-legged Clearwing
52.0120 (B&F: 374)


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

Nb

Resident. In danger of extinction in both vice-counties. Larvae are sometimes common to very common in the few known colonies; adults may be just as numerous and are certainly not rare – but they are overlooked. Extremely local and distinctly episodic in high numbers due to the irregular availability of fresh-cut tree-stumps in deciduous woods. Single-brooded, flying mainly from late May to early August, occasionally from mid May. Larvae usually feed internally on the bark of oak, including the adjacent wood, but they are also occasionally found in birch and sweet chestnut. (Pratt, 2011).

Synanthedon vespiformis (Linnaeus, 1761)
Hove, 12 vii 2019
Photo: Nigel Davies-Patrick
Synanthedon vespiformis (Linnaeus, 1761)
to pheromone lure
Wisborough Green, 21 vii 2019
Photo: Dave and Pen Green
Synanthedon vespiformis (Linnaeus, 1761)
to pheromone lure
Wisborough Green, 21 vii 2019
Photo: Dave and Pen Green
Synanthedon vespiformis (Linnaeus, 1761)
to pheromone lure
Wisborough Green, 21 vii 2019
Photo: Dave and Pen Green
Synanthedon vespiformis (Linnaeus, 1761)
Ellen's Green, 19 vii 2009
Photo: Sam Bayley

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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