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Chocolate-tip Moth (Clostera curtula) One of three Chocolate-tips seen in the UK along with C.pigra (Small Choclate-tip) and C.anachoreta (Scarce Chocolate-tip). The latter is seen at only one location on the Kent coast.<br />
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C, curtula has a strange distribution, being found on a local basis only in the southern halves of England &amp; Wales, but not elsewhere, other than some localities in Scotland.<br />
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In England and Wales it has two flight seasons, April/May &amp; August/September and in Scotland, just a June generation.<br />
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The adult has a ingspan of 27-35mm, is buff coloured and has 3 white cross-lines across the width of the forewings.  At the tip of the forewing is a rich chocolate brown blotch from which it gets its name.<br />
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The larvae feed on Aspens, Poplars and Willows.         Chocolate-tip,Clostera curtula,Geotagged,National Moth Week 2022,Spring,United Kingdom,moth week 2022 Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Chocolate-tip Moth (Clostera curtula)

One of three Chocolate-tips seen in the UK along with C.pigra (Small Choclate-tip) and C.anachoreta (Scarce Chocolate-tip). The latter is seen at only one location on the Kent coast.

C, curtula has a strange distribution, being found on a local basis only in the southern halves of England & Wales, but not elsewhere, other than some localities in Scotland.

In England and Wales it has two flight seasons, April/May & August/September and in Scotland, just a June generation.

The adult has a ingspan of 27-35mm, is buff coloured and has 3 white cross-lines across the width of the forewings. At the tip of the forewing is a rich chocolate brown blotch from which it gets its name.

The larvae feed on Aspens, Poplars and Willows.

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"Clostera curtula", the chocolate-tip, is a moth of the family Notodontidae. It was first described by Carl Linnaeus in his 1758 10th edition of "Systema Naturae" and it is found in Europe ranging to Siberia.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Philip Booker
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Uploaded Jul 29, 2022. Captured Apr 29, 2022 01:30 in 33 Crespin Way, Brighton BN1 7FG, UK.
  • DSC-RX10M4
  • f/4.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO400
  • 180.69mm