Notodontidae : Pygaerinae
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Small Chocolate-tip
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Clostera curtula

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2019 / 71.027

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in southern and eastern England, the larva feeding on poplar (Populus spp.) and sallow and willow (Salix spp.). In Dorset, the moth is at low density, but appears to be most frequent in poplar-rich river habitat, and also in sallow scrub lagoon and fen habitat. The moth is also found within woodland where aspens grow, for example, Fifehead Wood, Boys Wood and Castle Hill Wood. The moth is rarely noted elsewhere, and this includes sallow-rich habitat on... Read More

Recorded in 36 (90%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
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 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
03/06/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
30/05/201919SY79 Puddletown
25/05/201919ST60 Cerne Abbas
23/05/201919SY58 Abbotsbury
18/05/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown

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