Lepidoptera Outer Hebrides

Family: Notodontidae   Checklist Number: 71.028

Clostera pigra   Hufnagel, 1766

Small Chocolate-tip

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 willow (Salix) species and aspen (Populus tremula)