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373 ~ Currant Clearwing ~ Synanthedon tipuliformis
UK Status

Resident. Nat. Scarce B

Montgomeryshire Status

A rare, nationally scarce B species, recorded just twice in the county in 1978 and 2015.

Wingspan :  M & F, 18-22mm.

Confusion species

Sallow Clearwing.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Domestic, market gardens and allotments wherever the foodplant grows.

Foodplant

Blackcurrant, redcurrant and gooseberry.

Lifestage data

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

Photo by SCC, 2nd July 2015, Newtown