Main: (Notodontidae / Pygaerinae)
71.029 [B&F: 2018] Scarce Chocolate-tip (Clostera anachoreta) ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)


An endangered Red Data Book species, on shingle beaches in south-eastern England, predominantly coastal. Not recorded in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 36-38 mm. The main confusion species is Chocolate-tip C. curtula, but in C. anachoreta the postmedian line passes through the chocolate apical patch, and there are two spots above between the patch and the tornus; see also Small Chocolate-tip C. pigra. Larva feeds on Grey Willow, Sallow, Aspen and Poplar, over-wintering as a pupa.

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