Notodontidae : Pygaerinae
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Small Chocolate-tip
Clostera pigra

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2017 / 71.028
Photo © Ian Marshall, 18 Jul 2018,  Allerthorpe Common, VC61

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Yorkshire Status: Rare and very local resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: There are three recent records for this species. Two of these are from its established sites at Allerthorpe and Strensall but one is a new site for this species in Yorkshire.

Beaumont, 2002: VC61. Allerthorpe Common, 14.8.1996 (ASE), reared 1998,2000 (MRB). VC62. Strensall Common, May 1991 (GBS); near Langdale End, larvae 1998 (Frost & Winter, 1999).

2012 (CHF): Most often recorded as larvae on creeping willow. The only records since 1998 have been from Allerthorpe and Strensall commons. In fact, looking at the national distribution maps, these are the only sites in the north of England with records since 2000.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 8 (4%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1864.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 11-14mm
Flight: April-May & June-August
Foodplant:   Creeping Willow, and low growth of other willows and Aspen.
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/07/2023261SE74 - Pocklington (W)
15/07/2023162SE66 - Strensall
07/07/2023162SE66 - Strensall
23/06/2023162SE66 - Strensall
09/07/2022162SE65 - York (E)
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