Sesiidae: Sesiinae

04053 Orange-tailed Clearwing Synanthedon andrenaeformis, (Laspeyres, 1801)

BF0378 (ABH52.010)


General Information

This species has a distinctive orange tail fan.


Male comes to pheromone lures but otherwise adults are rarely seen.


Pheromone attractants: ves.

Moth activity times: all day peak around 11am.

Overwinters as a larva, twice.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Flies during the day

Forewing length: 9-11mm.
Foodplant(s): Wayfaring Tree (Viburnum lantana), Guelder-rose (Viburnum opulus)
Flying: One generation, May-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Chalk downland, limestone grassland and woodland edges.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Larva Type:
Yellow, white, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs: