The Moths of Suffolk
378 Orange-tailed Clearwing, Synanthedon andrenaeformis, (Laspeyres, 1801)

National Status : Notable Nb

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Grassland on chalky soils, woodland edges

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-May to mid-July

Larval foodplants : Wayfaring-tree, less frequently Guelder Rose

Records : between Barton Mills and Red Lodge (L Gregory, 2004-5)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed as Suffolk

Wingspan details : Forewing 9-11mm, Wingspan 19-25mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultYellow-legged Clearwing, Synanthedon vespiformis
Welsh Clearwing, Synanthedon scoliaeformis

Compare confusion species
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Barton Mills (vi.2004) © L Gregory

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Barton Mills, Suffolk (vi.2004) © Lee Gregory
Barton Mills, Suffolk (24.vi.2005) © Lee Gregory