71.027 .... B&F 2019
Chocolate Tip Clostera curtula (Linnaeus, 1758)
Status .....Not recorded in Nottinghamshire until 2007. There were further records in 2008, since when this moth has further colonised the county. However, this one trapped at Bevercotes Pit Wood, would suggest that it is now well established and continuing its spread into the north of the county.
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Photographed at Bevercotes Pit Wood, April 7th 2014
 
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Early stages                            
Eggs/ovae prior to hatching. Photographed on Aspen at Ollerton Pit Woods July 2022.
 
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Newly hatched larva, photographed on Aspen at Ollerton Pit Woods July 2022.
 
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3rd instar larva, photographed at Ollerton Pit Woods August 2022.
 
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Near full-grown larva, photographed at Ollerton Pit Woods August 2022.
 
 
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Chocolate Tip
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth reports 2003-2012). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2013). Sean Tobin. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. David Yates. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2014). Colin Watkin. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2015). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2016). Lound Moth Group. NBGRC. Ian Blackmore-Allen. Martin Gray. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2017). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2018). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2019). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2020). Andy Adcock. Tom Shields.

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Updated December 2022

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