Sesiidae: Sesiinae

04048 Large Red-belted Clearwing Synanthedon culiciformis, (Linnaeus, 1758)

BF0381 (ABH52.007)


General Information

Pheromone attractants: myo or cul.

Moth activity times: 13:00-19:15, peak 14:00-16:00.


The larvae tunnel and pupate under the bark of the food plant.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Flies during the day

Forewing length: 12-14mm.
Foodplant(s): Downy Birch (Betula pubescens), Silver Birch (Betula pendula), Alder (Alnus glutinosa)
Flying: One generation, mid May-late June
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Light woodland, birch and alder scrub, heathland and light, open areas on both light soils and clay.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Larva Type:
White, Brown
No. of Proleg Pairs: