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Pebble Hook-tip
Drepana falcataria

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1648 / 65.005

Common resident throughout the region.

Found in most places where birch occurs.

Attracted to light and overwinters as a pupa.

Recorded in 109 (78%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1853.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

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
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
29/08/2022+VC39 - StaffordshireSO88
28/08/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO32
23/08/20222VC39 - StaffordshireSJ95
19/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ93
17/08/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO52

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