Clostera anachoreta (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

Clostera anachoreta: Adult [S]

Host plants:
The larva feeds on Salix species and also Populus.

Clostera anachoreta inhabits riparian forests of the lowlands, partly wetland woodlands and other warmer and more moist forests.

Life cycle:
Clostera anachoreta appears in two generations from April to early June and in July/August. The caterpillar lives until September and the pupa overwinters.

Endangerment: endangered

Endangerment factors:
Clostera anachoreta occurs significantly less frequent than Clostera curtula and C. pigra, has higher habitat requirements and is at risk because of the decline of suitable habitats.

Clostera anachoreta occurs from Northern Spain, southeast England and Southern Scandinavia to Japan.

Clostera anastomosis | Clostera curtula | Clostera pigra