Small Chocolate-tip Clostera pigra
Small Chocolate-tip Clostera pigra
Adult • Dorset • ©

71.028 BF2017
Small Chocolate-tip Clostera pigra

(Hufnagel, 1766)


Wingspan 22-27 mm.

Ranging locally across a large part of Britain, this species occasionally flies in the daytime.

It inhabits damp woodland and boggy moorland, and flies in one or two generations between May and August.

The larvae feed on eared willow (Salix aurata), creeping willow (Salix repens), and similar trees.
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