52.007 .... B&F 0381
Large Red-belted Clearwing Synanthedon culiciformis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Status .....Has been found commonly on Budby South Forest in the early 2000's, but has since become scarce. A difficult Clearwing to get to come to pheremone lures and the only records we had at one point, were of pupal exuviae (two records) and an adult found nectaring on Cow Parsley at Sherwood Forest CP on May 31st 2010. In 2023, good numbers could be found in part of Clipstone Old Quarter, egg-laying on fresh-cut Birch stumps, felled the previous Winter.
Photographed at Clipstone Old Quarter May 2023
Photographed at Sherwood Forest CP May 2010
Pupal exuvia on Birch, photographed at Sherwood Forest CP June 2008
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Large Red-belted Clearwing
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Mike Hill. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Paul and Helen Brock. John and Denise Bingham. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2018). Brian Wetton. Simon Roberts. Melanie Penson. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2022).

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Updated January 2024

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