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Red-belted Clearwing Synanthedon myopaeformis (Borkhausen, 1789)

Synanthedon myopaeformis
  • Family: Sesiidae (Checklist: 52.011)
  • Cambridge, Gwydir Street 26 Jul 2003
  • Larvae under bark of old fruit trees, especially apples
  • The apparent spine-like projections on the wing-tips must actually be its fore-wings tightly folded
  • NBN Atlas

Currant Clearwing Synanthedon tipuliformis (Clerck, 1759)

Synanthedon tipuliformis
  • Family: Sesiidae (Checklist: 52.013)
  • Cambridge, Gwydir Street 23 Jun 2001
  • Length (head to tail tufts): 9mm. Span (resting) 13mm
  • Larvae bore in stems on currant and gooseberry
  • NBN Atlas

Six-spot Burnet Zygaena filipendulae (Linnaeus, 1758)

Zygaena filipendulae
  • Family: Zygaenidae (Checklist: 54.008)
  • Cambridge, 29 Jul 2008
  • Often found on flowers such as knapweed during the day.
  • The larvae feed mainly on bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus).
  • NBN Atlas
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