Sesiidae: Sesiinae

04051 Red-tipped Clearwing Synanthedon formicaeformis, (Esper, 1783)

BF0380 (ABH52.008)


General Information

This species has a red forewing tip and a broad red band on its abdomen.


Pheromone attractants: myo, or tip, or tip ves, or myo tip ves or for.


Moth activity times: 13:00-18:00.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Flies during the day

Forewing length: 9-11mm.
Foodplant(s): Osier (Salix viminalis), willows (Salix spp.)
Flying: One generation, May-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Sallow carr, swamp, osier or withy beds, riverbanks, flooded pits and ponds. Other damp marshy areas.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Larva Type:
Yellow, White, Grey, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs: