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Beautiful Hook-tip
Laspeyria flexula
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Scalloped Hook-tip
Falcaria lacertinaria

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1645 / 65.001

A common resident throughout the region.

Found in birch woodland and heathland.

Comes readily to light but can also be disturbed during the day from its foodplant. Overwinters as a pupa.

Recorded in 78 (56%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1853.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-18mm
Flight: Two generations. May - June, July - August
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 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
13/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ92
11/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ85
10/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ85
08/08/2022+VC39 - StaffordshireSJ94
08/08/20222VC39 - StaffordshireSJ85

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