Drepanidae : Drepaninae
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Dusky Hook-tip
Drepana curvatula
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Pebble Hook-tip
Drepana falcataria

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1648 / 65.005

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.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/08/2023126TL93 - Bures/Nayland
25/08/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
24/08/2023225TM47 - Blythburgh/Dunwich
24/08/2023125TM59 - Lowestoft
24/08/2023225TM45 - Aldeburgh/Orford
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 17-21mm.
Flight: Two Generations. Apr-Jun. Jul-Sep.
Foodplant:   Downy Birch, Silver Birch
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2023. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2023. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2023
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