Notodontidae: Pygaerinae

08699 Small Chocolate-tip Clostera pigra, (Hufnagel, 1766)

BF2017 (ABH71.028)

Christophstal, May 2014
Christophstal, May 2014
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Christophstal, May 2014
 Photo © Peter Bissell

General Information

Pupates between spun leaves.

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: Not endangered


Damp woodland and boggy moorland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 1 (0.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Baden-W├╝rttemberg.

Last recorded in June 2014

Recorded date range (Flying/Adult): 19 May to 18 August

Similar Species
Christophstal, April 2018
Christophstal, April 2018
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Chocolate-tip Clostera curtula

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