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Synanthedon tipuliformis (Clerck, 1759)

Currant Clearwing
52.0130 (B&F: 373)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Cossoidea
  »Family: Sesiidae
   »Subfamily: Sesiinae
    »Tribe: Grapholitini


Synanthedon salmachus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Status and ecology:

National Status: Nb

Resident. Often fairly common, but both larvae and adults are extremely local and sometimes restricted to a single bush of a foodplant. Usually found in allotments, domestic and market gardens, and in garden centres, especially those situated on or near the downs and coast. Single-brooded, flying mainly from early June to mid July, sometimes to late July. Larvae mine and feed inside the twigs and branches of blackcurrant,red currant and gooseberry; adults have also been associated with josterberry (a blackcurrant and gooseberry cross).

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Pound Hill allotments, Crawley, 06 vi 2018 Photo: Unknown

Synanthedon tipuliformis (Clerck, 1759)


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