Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Clostera pigra Hufnagel, 1766
Small Chocolate-tip

Family: Notodontidae
Checklist Number: 71.028

The species is designated as Nationally Scarce B. There is an old record from Barra 1974, but discovered on Eriskay 2013. Prefers open damp areas such as moors and heathland

Caterpillars feed upon various willows Salix species and Aspen Populus tremula

Clostera pigra
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