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52.014 ~ 382 ~ Six-belted Clearwing~ Bembecia ichneumoniformis
UK Status

National Scarce B. S,SE,SW & C.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded at Llanymynech Rocks in 2016

Wingspan :   17-22mm

Confusion species

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Grassy places on areas of chalk.


Bird's-foot trefoil and kidney vetch.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a larva, in the root of the plant. Larva July to early June. Pupates in situ.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 15th July 2018, Llanymynech

Photo by DB, 15th July 2018, Llanymynech
Pic shows pheromone lure in action!