Notodontidae : Pygaerinae
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Small Chocolate-tip
Clostera pigra

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2017 / 71.028

Davey, P., 2009: A local double-brooded species found in scattered localities across Britain, the larva feeding on sallow and willow (Salix spp.) and aspen (Populus tremula). In Dorset, the moth is frequent very locally on the damp heaths within the Poole Basin, from Winfrith Heath in the west to Parley Common in the east. Within its wetland habitat it tends to be associated with small-leaved sallow species such as creeping sallow (Salix repens), eared willow (Salix aurita) and dwarf sallow... Read More

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Recorded in 11 (28%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1928.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 11-14mm
Flight: April-May & June-August
Foodplant:   Willows and Aspen
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
24/07/201929SY98 Wareham
15/08/201839SU00 Wimborne
15/08/201819SZ09 Poole
31/07/201719SY98 Wareham
02/08/201519SU00 Wimborne

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