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Oak Hook-tip
Watsonalla binaria
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Barred Hook-tip
Watsonalla cultraria

(Fabricius, 1775) 1647 / 65.003

An uncommon local species in the south, rare in the north.

A species of mature Beech woods.

Overwinters as a pupa and is attracted to light.

Note could be overlooked for Oak Hook-tip.

Verification Grade Comment: Ideally take a photo if away from regular sites.

Recorded in 41 (29%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1867.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-17mm.
Flight: Two generations. May - June and July - September
Foodplant:   Beech
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
14/09/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO25
12/09/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
11/09/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ85
06/09/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO65
02/09/20225VC36 - HerefordshireSO51

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