Currant Clearwing Moth

Currant Clearwing Moth, Synanthedon tipuliformis

Synanthedon tipuliformis, Currant clearwing moth is an important insect of gooseberry, red and white currant and black currant. The synonyms are Aegeria tipuliformis, Conopia tipuliformis . It is also know as Currant borer, Wasp moth and currant borer moth. It is distributed in South East England, France, Serbia and other parts of Europe.

Russell IPM manufactures and supplies pheromone lures, traps and complete monitoring systems for Synanthedon tipuliformis, Currant clearwing moth. Pheromone trap data gives early warning of the infestation and also exhibits the density of the insect population.


Adults wingspan is 15-20 mm. It has a purplish-black body with three narrow transversal yellow stripes across the abdomen. The wings are hyaline with orange patches on the end. Larvae are 25 mm long. The caterpillar enters the stem through a wound or pruning scar. It develops slowly until the autumn and overwinters inside. Development is completed in spring and pupates inside the stem ( Adult female lays egg singly or in group in plant cracks. Egg development period is 8-10 days. Adult occurs from the very beginning of summer, May to of June

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Trap application guidelines

Do not re-use the trap to monitor different insects as this may lead to mixed catches. One trap for every two hectares of large scale fields of homogenous lands.

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Lures for pest monitoring


Lures can be changed every 4-6 weeks to get the most accurate results.

Lures handling

Pheromone lures are a very sensitive tool. They can be affected by exposure to elevated heat and direct sunshine. Direct touching by hand may cause cross contamination leading to mixed catches in the trap. Some contaminants such as Nicotine May have repellent effect reducing trap catch.

Lure Storage

Store in a cool dry place.

Shelf life can vary from 3-36 months depending on the storage temperature.

See Technical Data Sheet for further details.

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