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52.012 ~ 374 ~ Yellow-legged Clearwing ~ Synanthedon vespiformis
UK Status

Resident. Nat. Scarce B

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in 1996 and then not again until 2021 when found in Middletown and Pentre Llifior.

Wingspan :  M & F, 19-27mm.

Confusion species

Six-belted Clearwing, Orange-tailed clearwing.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Open woodland especially where trees have been felled.


Mainly pedunculate oak but sometimes other broad leaved trees as well.

Lifestage data

Eggs laid on stumps of recently felled trees. Larva overwinter (probably once) and feed between bark & the last 2 years of growth. 
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DMD, 23rd July 2021, Pentre Llifior