Drepanidae : Drepaninae
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Pebble Hook-tip
Drepana falcataria

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1648 / 65.005
Photo © David Sutcliffe,  26/08/2023 - Lee Mount, Halifax

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Yorkshire Status: Uncommon and fairly widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Still well distributed and frequent in woodland and heathland with plenty of birch. This species has a wider and more general range in the County than the other species of hook-tips, but is now locally less common than the formerly scarce Scalloped Hook-tip. There are recent records from all five vice-counties.

2012 (CHF): Still widespread across the county in birch woodland. The commonest hook-tip. Numbers are stable.

Recorded in 141 (71%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1880.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 17-21mm
Flight: Two generations. April - June, July - September
Foodplant:   Downy Birch, Silver Birch
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/09/2022162SE68 - Helmsley
13/09/2022161TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
01/09/2022163SK69 - New Rossington / Austerfield
30/08/2022163SK69 - New Rossington / Austerfield
26/08/2022263SK69 - New Rossington / Austerfield
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