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378 Orange-tailed Clearwing, Synanthedon andrenaeformis (Laspeyres, 1801)

Status and ecology:

National Status: Nb

Resident. Residents are rarely seen in the wild but the elusive larva is sometimes fairly common on the chalk. Extremely local, distinctly episodic in numbers, and restricted to a thin band of colonies situated on the northern foot of the downs between Lewes and Arundel. Single-brooded, flying mainly from early June to early July. Larvae feed on the wood inside the stems of wayfaring-tree on the alkaline downs and in guelder-rose on acid heaths. (Pratt, 2011).

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Devill's Dyke, 29 v 2009 Photo: Darryl Perry

Synanthedon andrenaeformis (Laspeyres, 1801)

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