Sallow Clearwing

Synanthedon flaviventris (52.009)

The first ever record for this species in Warwickshire was made by Alec Kolaj using the SAL pheromone lure at Brandon Marsh in July 2020. This was quickly followed by two other records, one at Ryton Pools Country Park and a third also at Brandon Marsh in the same month.

The Sallow Clearwing was first discovered in Britain in 1926 and occurs in central southern England.

It can be found in damp woodland and marshland where the larval foodplant Sallow (Salix sp.) grow. The moths are on the wing in June and July.

Please note: From February 2023 all sightings records should be submitted via the iRecord Butterflies app available via the iTunes or Google Store. Find out more here: iRecord at Butterfly Conservation.