|373 ~ Currant Clearwing ~ Synanthedon tipuliformis|
Resident. Nat. Scarce B
A rare, nationally scarce B species, recorded just twice in the county in 1978 and 2015.
Wingspan : M & F, 18-22mm.
Domestic, market gardens and allotments wherever the foodplant grows.
Blackcurrant, redcurrant and gooseberry.
Overwinters usually once as a larva in the stem of the foodplant. Larva August-April or May.
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Photo by SCC, 2nd July 2015, Newtown