Notodontidae : Pygaerinae
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Photo © Helen Bantock,  Alexandra Park, Middlesex - Larva Found (27/09/15) Adult Emerged (23/03/16)

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Small Chocolate-tip
Clostera pigra
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Clostera curtula

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2019 / 71.027

General comments:
Widespread but local resident.

Foster (1937) listed only Sandridge [pre-1890], Bushey Heath (1901) and Broxbourne Common, 1922, suggesting that this may have been an uncommon species at that time. J. Bell recorded just one at Berkhamsted in 1913 (Foster, 1942) and Eric Classey noted it as 'not common' at Broxbourne in the late 1930s. A. L. Goodson took one at Tring in 1953 (now in the Roger S. Ferry Collection at Mill Green Museum). Today, lone individuals typically turn up in traps in suitable habitat over much of the county and occasionally, though not often, wander further afield and arrive in garden light traps. In Middlesex however, it is more Local and avoids the worst of the urban sprawl.

Recorded in 33 (80%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1937.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/05/2024120TQ09 - Watford / Rickmansworth
09/05/2024221TQ09 - Watford / Rickmansworth
29/04/2024120TL30 - Hoddesdon / Cheshunt
07/08/2023120TL12 - Hitchin (S) / Whitwell
31/05/2023120SP91 - Tring
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Forewing: 13-18mm.
Flight: Two generations April-May. Aug-Sept.
Foodplant:   Aspen, poplars, sallows and willows
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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