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National Status: RDB1
Local Status: Very rare migrant/wanderer
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two generations, Apr and Aug.
Foodplant: Sallows and poplars spp.
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For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A transitory resident, surviving at Dungeness since 1979 and occurring in south-east Kent prior to 1912, the larva feeds on sallow and willow (Salix spp.) and poplar (Populus spp.). In Dorset, the species has been recorded on two occasions. As for the 1909 record, "No explanation of this record occurs to me." (WPC). The Studland individual was trapped beneath a grove of white poplar (Populus alba), and close to woodland containing many aspen (Populus tremula) trees. The status of the species in Dorset is that of a rare immigrant and transitory resident: Canford Cliffs, ova on sallow on 14 May 1909, moths bred (A Hedges; Ent Gaz 12:252), Studland, at MV light on 29 July 2003 (Ms A Peters). The Scarce Chocolate-tip occurs throughout mainland Europe apart from Iberia, Holland and Norway.