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Six-belted Clearwing - Bembecia ichneumoniformis

Bradley & Fletcher No.: 382

The Six-belted Clearwing occurs in grassy swards in areas of chalk or limestone on downland, coastal grasslands and even roadside verges. The larvae feed on Common Bird’s-foot-trefoil and Kidney Vetch. The adults are active by day but are rarely seen. They are most often detected by the use of lures containing synthetic sex pheromones.

Post-2000 records
Pre-2000 records

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More detailed information on this species can be found on the Hantsmoths website.