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  Red-belted Clearwing Synanthedon myopaeformis  

B&F: 0379

ABH: 52.011

Status: Resident.

Distribution and Abundance: Local.

Primary Habitat: Gardens.

Flight Period: Single brooded in June and July.

Localities: Northampton, Kinewell Lake, Peterborough and Werrington.

Observations: Prior to the advent of the use of pheromone lures there were few records for this species. Since their use the moth has been found to be locally common but the indications are that it is rather more local than some of its congeners. Despite repeated specific targeting in some eminently suitable localities the moth has not been seen, however overall the species is almost certainly under-recorded in the county.

Attracted to artificial lure MYO - best time 11am to 1pm

L.O.N.: Undated. Victoria History.

First Record: 1902, Victoria County History.