|52.012 ~ 374 ~ Yellow-legged Clearwing ~ Synanthedon vespiformis|
Resident. Nat. Scarce B
First recorded in 1996 and then not again until 2021 when found in Middletown and Pentre Llifior.
Wingspan : M & F, 19-27mm.
Six-belted Clearwing, Orange-tailed clearwing.
Open woodland especially where trees have been felled.
Mainly pedunculate oak but sometimes other broad leaved trees as well.
Eggs laid on stumps of recently felled trees. Larva overwinter (probably once) and feed between bark & the last 2 years of growth.
Photo by DMD, 23rd July 2021, Pentre Llifior