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Barred Hook-tip
Watsonalla cultraria (Fabricius, 1775)
Drepanidae: Drepaninae
1647 / 65.003
Photo © Oliver Wadsworth,  Childswickham. VC33. 11/05/2016

Similar West Midlands Species
Oak Hook-tip
Watsonalla binaria
Forewing: 12-17mm.
Flight: Two generations. May - June and July - September
Foodplant:   Beech
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

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 32 (23%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1867.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
26/08/2019136SO53 - SE Hereford & Haugh Wood
02/08/2019136SO74 - Colwall & Malvern Hills AONB
09/07/2019137SO72 - Poolhill
05/08/2018+36SO51 - Doward & Goodrich
05/08/2018136SO65 - Bromyard & Brockhampton Estate
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