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Oak Hook-tip
Watsonalla binaria (Hufnagel, 1767)
Drepanidae: Drepaninae
1646 / 65.002
Photo © Ben Moyes,  Stowupland 2020-08-11

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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
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Status
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.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
06/06/2024125TM49Somerleyton/Beccles
28/05/2024125TM24Woodbridge/Martlesham
17/05/2024125TM25Wickham Market/Otley
15/05/2024125TM24Woodbridge/Martlesham
14/05/2024125TM24Woodbridge/Martlesham
13/05/2024425TM24Woodbridge/Martlesham
13/05/2024125TM25Wickham Market/Otley
13/05/2024125TM38Bungay/Rumburgh
12/05/2024125TM13Brantham/Holbrook
12/05/2024126TL96Thurston/Elmswell
Further info: Watsonalla binaria
 
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