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|Currant Clearwing Synanthedon tipuliformis|
Distribution and Abundance: Local.
Primary Habitat: Gardens.
Flight Period: Single brooded in June and July.
Localities: Daventry, Brixworth, Kettering and Eye.
Observations: An under recorded species which due to its cryptic fly like appearance is easily overlooked. The records that I hold are from gardens and allotments and it is likely to be present in any old stands of currant and gooseberry in similar places throughout the county. I was unaware of the small established colony in my own town garden for a number of years. Eight examples of the moth were attracted to pheromone lure at Brixworth allotments on 14 June 2004.
Attracted to artificial lure TIP - best time 2pm to 6pm
L.O.N.: Undated. Very common in some old gardens.
First Record: 1882, Hull & Tomalin.