Red-belted Clearwing Synanthedon myopaeformis
Red-belted Clearwing Synanthedon myopaeformis
Adult • Fernham, Oxon • ©

52.011 BF379
Red-belted Clearwing Synanthedon myopaeformis

(Borkhausen, 1789)


Wingspan 18-26mm.

A local species, occurring in the southern half of England, occupying orchards, gardens and woodland.

The larvae live under the bark of old fruit trees, especially apple (Malus), but sometimes pear (Pyrus), almond (Prunus amygdalus) and others.

The moths fly during the day but are not often seen, except by the use of pheromone lures. They occur from June to early August.
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