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Beautiful Hook-tip
Laspeyria flexula ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Erebidae: Boletobiinae
2473 / 72.069
Photo © Patrick Clement,  Wyre Forest, Worcestershire. June 22nd 2005.

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Scalloped Hook-tip
Falcaria lacertinaria
Forewing: 13-15mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Lichens
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

A common resident that has expanded considerably in recent years, possibly due to increase in lichens as the air is cleaner.

A species of woodland, parkland, scrub and gardens.

Overwinters as a small larva and adults are attracted to light.

Recorded in 96 (69%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
11/10/2019137SO86 - Droitwich Spa
11/08/2019136SO55 - Bodenham & Pudlestone
08/08/2019136SO34 - Moccas & Eardisley
07/08/2019139SJ82 - Eccleshall/Gnosall
04/08/2019236SO34 - Moccas & Eardisley
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