Drepanidae : Drepaninae
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Barred Hook-tip
Watsonalla cultraria
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Oak Hook-tip
Watsonalla binaria

(Hufnagel, 1767) 1646 / 65.002

Morley's Final Catalogue: Somewhat rare in 1890 and decreasing in numbers in ratio to the felling of our oak woods; but still scattered over the whole county.

Recent Suffolk Status: Common.

Life history: This is a double-brooded species.

Identification: Has 2 blackish spots in centre of forewing and 2 pale cross-lines.
Sometimes seen flying round Oaks in warm sunny weather.

Habitats: Woodland, heathy woodland, gardens, parks.

Recorded in 53 (91%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1857.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
06/06/2024125TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
28/05/2024125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
17/05/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
15/05/2024125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
14/05/2024125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
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Forewing: 13-18mm.
Flight: Two Generations. May-Jun. Jul-Sep.
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak Sessile Oak and Turkey Oak
Red List: Vulnerable (VU)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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