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Oak Hook-tip
Watsonalla binaria
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Barred Hook-tip
Watsonalla cultraria

(Fabricius, 1775) 1647 / 65.003

Davey, P., 2009: A species restricted to southern Britain, the larva feeding on beech (Fagus sylvatica). The least common 'Hook-tip' in Dorset, but found commonly enough in beech plantation and deciduous woodland containing mature beech. The moth has been observed flying during the daytime in sunshine close to its habitat, for example, at the edge of beech plantation at Melbury Wood in the middle of the afternoon on 11 May 2002 (P Davey). The following records refer to likely third generation... Read More

Recorded in 27 (68%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-17mm.
Flight: Two generations. May - June and July - September
Foodplant:   Beech
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
21/07/2019+9SY59 Powerstock / Kingcombe
21/05/201919ST60 Cerne Abbas
08/08/2018+9SY58 Abbotsbury
12/07/201819ST61 Sherborne
05/07/2018+9SY88 Wool / Lulworth

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