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Six-belted Clearwing Bembecia ichneumoniformis Length 11-14mm. An unusual day-flying moth that recalls a small wasp. Adult has a black body with six yellow bands on the abdomen. Wings are mainly clear with dark veins, yellow tips and orange patches. Flies June-August. Larva feeds on roots of Bird’s-foot Trefoil and Kidney Vetch.
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Six-belted Clearwing Bembecia ichneumoniformis Length 11-14mm. An unusual day-flying moth that recalls a small wasp. Adult has a black body with six yellow bands on the abdomen. Wings are mainly clear with dark veins, yellow tips and orange patches. Flies June-August. Larva feeds on roots of Bird’s-foot Trefoil and Kidney Vetch.

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Date: 23 Aug 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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