Moth - Red Belted Clearwing
Taken at Strumpshaw Fen on 26th June 2016 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode.
Fact File
 

Moth - Red Belted Clearwing.
Species:
Order:
Family:
Synanthedon myopaeformis.
Lepidoptera.
Sesiidae.
Larval Food:
Adult Food:
Description:


Wingspan:

Habitat:
Flies/Found:
Feature:
The larvae create galleries under the bark of fruit trees.
Nectar.
Bluish-black body with a broad transverse orangish-red band on the abdomen. The wings are transparent, glossy and veined with black lines. The fore-wings are narrow and are longer than the hind-wings.
20 - 25 mm.
Gardens, orchards, woodlands and hedgerows. 
Throughout Summer.