The Moths of Suffolk
369a Raspberry Clearwing, Pennisetia hylaeiformis, (Laspayres, 1801)

National Status : Resident, recent discovery

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : In Suffolk this species is currently known from single site but other sites probably await discovery.

Flight Period : Single-brooded, late June to August. The larval stage possibly lasting two years

Larval foodplants : Wild Raspberry (Rubus idaeus) and cultivated raspberry

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Male - Hertfordshire (3.viii.2009) © Lee Gregory

Further Photographs

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Mined Raspberry Cane - Cambridgeshire (16.vii.2009) © Lee Gregory
Two males attracted to pheromone - Hertfordshire (3.viii.2009) © Lee Gregory
Male - Hertfordshire (3.viii.2009) © Lee Gregory
 
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Great Waldingfield, Suffolk (9.viii.2009) © Stuart Read