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Small Chocolate-tip
Clostera pigra (Hufnagel, 1766)
Notodontidae: Pygaerinae
2017 / 71.028
Photo © Jim Wheeler,  Leziate, 1931 [Elgood Collection @ Wisbech & Fenland Museum] (displayed with the kind permission of Wisbech & Fenland Museum 2010)

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Chocolate-tip
Clostera curtula
Forewing: 11-14mm.
Flight: Two generations May and Aug.
Foodplant:   Willows.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Status
Scarce, thought possibly extinct in Norfolk until 2013!
Damp woodland and boggy habitat.

Breckland records, last recorded at Hockwold, 1993. Also old records from Filby 1981, Holme 1970, Leziate 1931, Hickling and other Broadland sites.

Recorded in the Norfolk Broads 2013 (M. Crossfield, 31/07/13).

(Established at Wicken Fen, Cambs)

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 13 (18%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2013.

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
02/08/20131527TG31Upton
31/07/2013327TG31Upton
18/09/1993128TL78Hockwold cum Wilton
15/09/1993128TL78Hockwold cum Wilton
29/07/1993128TL78Hockwold cum Wilton
1993+28TL88Thetford
1992+28TL88Thetford
1988+27TG32Irstead / Catfield
1981+27TG41Filby
October 1980+27TG32Irstead / Catfield
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