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

 
 
Moth - Red Belted Clearwing.
Scientific Name:
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.