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Species Account for Bembecia ichneumoniformis

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Bembecia ichneumoniformis  ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Six-belted Clearwing
Lepidoptera: macromoths: Sesiidae

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National status: Nb
Essex RDB: Listed

Additional Phenology Data


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Bembecia ichneumoniformis
Bembecia ichneumoniformis

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Taxonomic group: larger moths (Lepidoptera: macromoths) - County data   
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Bembecia ichneumoniformis occurs in southern England to Cambridgeshire, Herefordshire and also in south Wales. It frequents downland, quarries, embankments and sea-cliffs, mostly found on chalky soils. The larva feed on the roots of Anthyllis vulneraria and Lotus spp. Almost all recent records in Essex are from the south of the county (Goodey, 2004). References

Species text last edited on Tue Mar 20th 2007 by user 3


Broad Habitat Data (based on 17 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 8 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 6 records with habitat detail and method information)

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