Red-belted Clearwing (Synanthedon myopaeformis)

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A local species, occurring in the southern half of England, occupying orchards, gardens and woodland.

The larvae live under the bark of old fruit trees, especially apple (Malus), but sometimes pear (Pyrus), almond (Prunus amygdalus) and others.

The moths fly during the day but are not often seen, except by the use of pheromone lures. They occur from June to early August.

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Feeding on Seaholly

I got very excited seeing this as I haven’t seen one before.

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