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Pebble Hook-tip
Drepana falcataria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Drepanidae: Drepaninae
1648 / 65.005
Photo © Alan Draper,  SE361509:Spofforth, VC64

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Dusky Hook-tip
Drepana curvatula
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

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 145 (73%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1880.
Last Recorded in 2023.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/10/2023161TA31 - Skeffling / Easington
15/09/2023162SE65 - York (E)
08/09/2023164SE34 - Harewood
07/09/2023163SE50 - Doncaster
31/08/2023161SE94 - Middleton-on-the-Wolds
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