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Dusky Hook-tip
Drepana curvatula
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Pebble Hook-tip
Drepana falcataria

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1648 / 65.005

Davey, P., 2009: A species with a wide distribution in Britain, the larva feeding on birch (Betula spp.) and alder (Alnus spp.). In Dorset, the moth is common in deciduous woodland containing birch, and at low density in the alder swamps at Powerstock Common. Elsewhere it occurs singly and often at times of immigration, suggesting a dispersive tendency. Such individuals occasionally appear as late as October, and it is worth checking to see if these are in fact Dusky Hook-tip1649. The moth... Read More

Recorded in 37 (93%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-21mm
Flight: Two generations. April - June, July - September
Foodplant:   Downy Birch, Silver Birch
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
11/09/201919SY98 Wareham
25/08/201929SU00 Wimborne
19/08/201919SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks
19/08/201919SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks
18/08/201919SY98 Wareham

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