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Synanthedon tipuliformis (Clerck, 1759)

Currant Clearwing
52.0130 (B&F: 373)

Synanthedon salmachus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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


Resident. Often fairly common, but both larvae and adults are extremely local and sometimes restricted to a single bush of a foodplant. Usually found in allotments, domestic and market gardens, and in garden centres, especially those situated on or near the downs and coast. Single-brooded, flying mainly from early June to mid July, sometimes to late July. Larvae mine and feed inside the twigs and branches of blackcurrant,red currant and gooseberry; adults have also been associated with josterberry (a blackcurrant and gooseberry cross).

Synanthedon tipuliformis (Clerck, 1759)
Pound Hill allotments, Crawley, 06 vi 2018
Photo: Unknown
Synanthedon tipuliformis (Clerck, 1759)
Burgess Hill, 28 v 2020
Photo: Alan Gange
Synanthedon tipuliformis (Clerck, 1759)
Lewes, 31 v 2020
Photo: Peter Tinning
Synanthedon tipuliformis (Clerck, 1759)
Coldean, Brighton, 09 vi 1989
Photo: Roy Leverton
Synanthedon tipuliformis (Clerck, 1759)
Lindfield, 14 vi 2006
Photo: Bob Foreman

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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