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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 72 (51%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1853.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-18mm
Flight: Two generations. May - June, July - August
Foodplant:   Downy Birch, Silver Birch
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
02/08/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSO88
02/08/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSK01
02/08/20192VC39 - StaffordshireSO88
02/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
02/08/20192VC39 - StaffordshireSO88

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