Notodontidae: Pygaerinae

2017 (ABH71.028) Small Chocolate-tip Clostera pigra, (Hufnagel, 1766)


Bulgaria, July 2008
Bulgaria, July 2008
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Bulgaria, July 2008
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Bulgaria, June 2006
Bulgaria, June 2006
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies

General Information

Pupates between spun leaves.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.
Flies during the day

Forewing length: 11-14mm.
Foodplant(s): willows (Salix spp.)
Flying: Two generations, May and August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Nationally Scarce B


Damp woodland and boggy moorland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 5 (1.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 1953

Recorded date range (Adult): 05 June to 27 July

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 14 June to 16 September

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Chocolate-tip Clostera curtula

Nationally Scarce B

Larva Type:
Grey, blue, orange, yellow, black, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs: