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2019 ~ Chocolate-tip ~ Clostera curtula
UK Status

Resident. Local S,(N).

Montgomeryshire Status

Resident. An uncommon and local species restricted to the north-east of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 36-38mm.

Confusion species

Scarce Chocolate-tip and Small Chocolate-tip.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Woodland, scrub, hedgerows and other situations where the foodplant grows.

Foodplant

Poplars, willows, sallows and aspen.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa which is spun amongst the leaves of the foodplant. Larva mid May-June and August-September.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by JBK, 14th April 2007, Moel y Garth

Photo by JBK, 14th April 2007, Moel y Garth
 
Photo by JBK, 14th April 2007, Moel y Garth