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Oak Hook-tip
Watsonalla binaria (Hufnagel, 1767)
Drepanidae: Drepaninae
1646 / 65.002
Photo © Leigh Caudwell,  Trimingham 31/05/2017

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Barred Hook-tip
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Forewing: 13-18mm.
Flight: Two Generations. May-Jun. Jul-Sep.
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak. Sessile Oak and Turkey Oak.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
One of the smaller members of the group.
Oak heathland, woodland, fens, grassland.

Males fly high around oaks by day, with both sexes easily disturbed from lower branches. Also flies at night.

Recorded in 65 (94%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/09/2020227TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
17/09/2020128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
17/09/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
15/09/2020+28TF61 - S.Lynn/Tottenhill
15/09/2020328TF70 - Beachamwell/Oxborough
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