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52.013 ~ 373 ~ Currant Clearwing ~ Synanthedon tipuliformis
UK Status

Resident. Nat. Scarce B

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded on just a few occasions in the eastern half of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 18-22mm.

Confusion species

Sallow Clearwing.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Domestic, market gardens and allotments wherever the foodplant grows.


Blackcurrant, redcurrant and gooseberry.

Lifestage data

Overwinters usually once as a larva in the stem of the foodplant. Larva August-April or May.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by SCC, 2nd July 2015, Newtown

Photo by MDH, 22nd June 2023, Llanfyllin