52.014 .... B&F 0382
Six-belted Clearwing Bembecia ichneumoniformis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Status ..... Originally rare in Nottinghamshire, but has increased enormously and is expected wherever Bird's-foot Trefoil grows. This moth is thought to be increasing it's range northwards in the UK and it has certainly increased dramatically in recent years. It occurs in numbers on all former colliery sites with and is quick to colonise any brownfield site.
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Photographed at Warsop Main Pit Top July 2022
 
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Photographed at Warsop Main Pit Top July 19th 2009.
 
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Early stages                            
Eggs laid on Bird's-foot Trefoil Lotus cornicuatus. Photographed Calverton Pit Top June 2022.
 
 
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Six-belted Clearwing
 
Exit hole at base of Bird's-foot Trefoil. Photographed by Nick and Samantha Brownley at Calverton Colliery June 2022.
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Graham and Anona Finch. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth reports 2003-2012). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2013). Meg Skinner. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2014). Wil Heeney. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2015). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2016). NBGRC. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2017). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2018). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2019). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2020). Lound Moth Group.

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Updated August 2021

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