Red-tipped Clearwing Moth seen by the River Severn at Bewdley

A Red-tipped Clearwing Synanthedon formicaeformis was seen recently on the banks of the River Severn  upstream of Bewdley. This is a Nationally scarce moth whose larvae live in the trunks of various trees such as Willows including Goat Willow, Grey Willow and Creeping Willow. There are very few records locally

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