Clostera curtula

Clostera curtula, the chocolate-tip, is a moth of the family Notodontidae. It is found in Europe ranging to Siberia.

The wingspan is 27–35 mm. The moth flies from April to September depending on the location.

Clostera curtula 01 (HS)
Caterpillar

The larvae feed on Poplar, primarily Populus tremula, and willow.

Chocolate-tip
Clostera curtula
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Clostera curtula

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Clostera

Clostera is a genus of moths of the family Notodontidae. It consists of the following species:

Clostera aello (Schintlmeister & Fang, 2001)

Clostera albosigma (Fitch, 1856)

Clostera anachoreta (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

Clostera anastomosis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Clostera angularis (Snellen, 1895)

Clostera apicalis (Walker, 1855)

Clostera bramah (Roepke, 1944)

Clostera bramoides (Holloway, 1983)

Clostera brucei (H. Edwards, 1885)

Clostera costicomma (Hampson, 1892)

Clostera curtula (Linnaeus, 1758)

Clostera curtuloides (Erschoff, 1870)

Clostera dorsalis (Walker, 1862)

Clostera ferruginea (Hampson, 1910)

Clostera fulgurita (Walker, 1865)

? Clostera hildora (Schaus)

Clostera inclusa (Hübner, 1829)

Clostera inornata (Neumoegen, 1882)

? Clostera javana (Moore)

Clostera obscurior (Staudinger, 1887)

Clostera pallida (Walker, 1855)

Clostera paraphora (Dyar, 1921)

Clostera pigra (Hufnagel, 1766)

Clostera powelli (Oberthür, 1914)

Clostera restitura (Walker, 1865)

Clostera rubida (Druce, 1901)

Clostera strigosa (Grote, 1882)

? Clostera tapa (Roepke)

? Clostera transecta (Dudgeon)

Lepidoptera in the 10th edition of Systema Naturae

In the 10th edition of Systema Naturae, Carl Linnaeus classified the arthropods, including insects, arachnids and crustaceans, among his class "Insecta". Butterflies and moths were brought together under the name Lepidoptera. Linnaeus divided the group into three genera – Papilio, Sphinx and Phalaena. The first two, together with the seven subdivisions of the third, are now used as the basis for nine superfamily names: Papilionoidea, Sphingoidea, Bombycoidea, Noctuoidea, Geometroidea, Torticoidea, Pyraloidea, Tineoidea and Alucitoidea.

List of Lepidoptera of Belarus

The Lepidoptera of Belarus consist of both the butterflies and moths recorded from Belarus.

List of Lepidoptera of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Lepidoptera of Bosnia and Herzegovina consist of both the butterflies and moths recorded from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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The Lepidoptera of Luxembourg consist of both the butterflies and moths recorded from Luxembourg.

List of Lepidoptera of Moldova

The Lepidoptera of Moldova consist of both the butterflies and moths recorded from the Moldova.

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The Lepidoptera of Norway consist of both the butterflies and moths recorded from Norway. This list includes species recorded from Svalbard and Jan Mayen.

List of Lepidoptera of Serbia and Montenegro

The Lepidoptera of Serbia and Montenegro consist of both the butterflies and moths recorded from Serbia and Montenegro.

List of Lepidoptera of the Czech Republic

The Lepidoptera of the Czech Republic consist of both the butterflies and moths recorded from the Czech Republic.

List of moths of Austria (N–O)

Lepidoptera of Austria consist of both the butterflies and moths recorded from Austria.

List of moths of Estonia

Estonian moths represent about 2,228 different types of moths. The moths (mostly nocturnal) and butterflies (mostly diurnal) together make up the taxonomic order Lepidoptera.

This is a list of moth species which have been recorded in Estonia.

List of moths of Metropolitan France (I–O)

This is a list of moths of families starting from I to O that are found in Metropolitan France (including Corsica). It also acts as an index to the species articles and forms part of the full List of Lepidoptera of Metropolitan France.

List of moths of the Iberian Peninsula (N–O)

Iberian moths represent about 4,454 different types of moths. The moths (mostly nocturnal) and butterflies (mostly diurnal) together make up the taxonomic order Lepidoptera.

This is a list of moth species which have been recorded in Portugal, Spain and Gibraltar (together forming the Iberian Peninsula). This list also includes species found on the Balearic Islands.

Pygaerinae

Pygaerinae is a subfamily of the moth family Notodontidae, the silver prominents and relatives. The genus list is preliminary, as not all Notodontidae have been assigned to subfamilies yet.

Stour Estuary RSPB reserve

The Stour Estuary is a nature reserve in Essex, England, east of Colchester on the estuary of the River Stour, managed by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB).

The reserve is unusual in that it consists of two divergent habitat types: intertidal mudflats (fringed by saltmarsh and estuarine reeds), and 130 acres (0.5 km2) of deciduous woodland, mainly oak and coppiced sweet chestnut.

The estuary is important as a breeding, roosting and wintering site for many waterfowl and other birds, including woodpeckers, nightingale, blackcap, whitethroat, sedge warbler, reed warbler, European wigeon, common shelduck, northern pintail, common teal, dark-bellied brant goose, grey plover, common redshank, Eurasian curlew, dunlin and black-tailed godwit.

Mammals to be seen include red fox (Vulpes vulpes), badger (Meles meles), grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) and hazel dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius).

Butterflies and rare moths include white admiral (Limenitis camilla), chocolate-tip moth (Clostera curtula) and peach blossom moth (Thyatira batis).

In the Spring, the woodland floor is covered with wood anemones creating a spectacular display.

The Stour Estuary is the focus of Arthur Ransome's 1939 children's novel, Secret Water.

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