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52.008 ~ 380 ~ Red-tipped Clearwing ~ Synanthedon formicaeformis
UK Status

Resident. National scarce B. Found in much of the southern half of England, southern Scotland and parts of Wales.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in 2022 at Cemmaes, in the far west of the county. Only the fourth record for north Wales.

Wingspan :  M & F, 18-26mm.

Confusion species

Red-belted Clearwing, Large Red-belted Clearwing.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Anywhere the foodplant is found.



Lifestage data

Overwinters as a part grown larva living in the trunks, branches & stems. Larva: August - May. Pupates at feeding site.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by SAL, 21st June 2022, Cemmaes

Photo by SAL, 21st June 2022, Cemmaes