Notodontidae : Pygaerinae
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Small Chocolate-tip
Clostera pigra
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Chocolate-tip
Clostera curtula

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2019 / 71.027

A fairly common resident that has become more common further north.

A species of woodland, scrub, carr, hedgerows and gardens too.

Overwinters as a pupa and adults come to light.

Recorded in 91 (65%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1853.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-18mm
Flight: April - May and August - September
Foodplant:   Aspen, poplars, willows
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
29/09/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO98 -
08/08/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
05/08/20223VC36 - HerefordshireSO53
02/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ85
30/07/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP06

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