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Bembecia ichneumoniformis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Six-belted Clearwing
52.0140 (B&F: 382)

Synonym(s):
Bembecia scopigera sensu auctt. nec (Scopoli, 1763)


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

Nb

Resident. The moth usually occurs sparingly but it is sometimes fairly common. Extremely local in any numbers and restricted to sites on or near to chalk, including that moved around the county for agricultural purposes, and to vegetated shingle beaches; never detected in the north-east of the county. Single-brooded, flying mainly from late June to the second week of August, occasionally from late May or to mid August. Larvae feed on the roots of kidney vetch and bird's-foot trefoil. Hellebore has also been mentioned as a possible foodplant. (Pratt, 2011).

Bembecia ichneumoniformis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Galley Hill, 13 vii 2019
Photo: Crystal Ray
Bembecia ichneumoniformis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Galley Hill, 04 vii 2015
Photo: Crystal Ray
Bembecia ichneumoniformis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Galley Hill, 04 vii 2015
Photo: Crystal Ray
Bembecia ichneumoniformis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Galley Hill, 04 vii 2015
Photo: Crystal Ray
Bembecia ichneumoniformis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Butterfly Haven, Brighton, 1 vii 2010
Photo: Dan Danahar
Bembecia ichneumoniformis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Southwater, 25 vi 2009
Photo: Jacob Everitt

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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