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Oak Hook-tip
Watsonalla binaria

(Hufnagel, 1767) 1646 / 65.002
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Yorkshire Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Previously fairly rare, this species has recently become much more frequent in Yorkshire and although still local, there are recent records from all five vice-counties.

2012 (CHF): Fairly widespread in oak woodland in lowland areas of the county but numbers have fallen significantly in the last ten years with the decline most marked in the east. There were only 19 records in 2011.

Recorded in 100 (50%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1929.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 13-18mm
Flight: Two Generations. May-June, July - September
Foodplant:   Pedunculate, Sessile and Turkey Oaks
Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining Species (BAP R)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/09/2023163SE61 - Stainforth / Thorne
01/09/2023163SK29 - Stocksbridge
31/08/2023163SE40 - Goldthorpe
28/08/2023162SE65 - York (E)
28/08/2023163SE51 - Askern
  Immature   Adult   [Show Flight Weeks]
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