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Mystery insect

Observed: 9th July 2012 By: Melica
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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14mm long, black with red band round mid-abdomen and red tip on each upper wing. Appears to have two wings, no halteres visible. Feathery tail with white dots on either side.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Red-tipped Clearwing (Synanthedon formicaeformis) interacts


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Clearwing moth

There are several species, not sure which one this is.

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Speedy ID!

Cheers! Sorry about the photo, didn't have any collecting boxes or my usual camera. Have looked online and that's definitely it.