Morley's Final Catalogue: By no means an infrequent Hooktip in most of our birch woods during both late May and August.
Recent Suffolk Status: Common.
Life history: This is a double-brooded species.
Identification: Seperated from the rarer Dusky hook-tip by the larger spot on the forewing and the cross-lines are more jagged with the wing noticeably paler towards the costa on the hindwing. Normally a paler moth than Dusky also.
Habitats: Woodland, heathy woodland, gardens, parks - anywhere with Birches present.
Recorded in 51 (88%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1910. Last Recorded in 2023. Additional Stats