Notodontidae: Pygaerinae

2019 (ABH71.027) Chocolate-tip Clostera curtula, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR08698

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Hemingford Grey, 18th May 2013
Hemingford Grey, 18th May 2013
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

This species usually flies very late at night.

 

Pupates between leaves on the food plant.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 13-18mm.
Foodplant(s): Aspen (Populus tremula), poplars (Populus spp.), sallows (Salix spp.), willows (Salix spp.)
Flying: Two generations, April-May and August-September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Woodland, scrub, carr, poplar plantations and hedgerows.

Regional Information

Recorded in 61 (22.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 09 April to 23 August

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 21 June to 12 September

Similar Species
Bulgaria, June 2006
Bulgaria, June 2006
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Small Chocolate-tip Clostera pigra

Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Hairy
Colours:
Grey, orange, yellow, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5