Erebidae: Boletobiinae

2473 (ABH72.069) Beautiful Hook-tip Laspeyria flexula, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR08975

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Hemingford Grey, 28th Sept. 2014.
Hemingford Grey, 28th Sept. 2014.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in a cocoon attached to a twig or stem.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes come to light but in small numbers only.

Forewing length: 13-15mm.
Foodplant(s): arboreal lichen
Flying: One generation, late June-early August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Woodland, parkland, scrub, hedgerows and old orchards.

Regional Information

Recorded in 97 (35.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2016

Recorded date range (Adult): 02 May to 23 October

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 20 May to 20 May

Similar Species
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Scalloped Hook-tip Falcaria lacertinaria
Lesser Belle Colobochyla salicalis

Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
With lumps, bumps or horn(s)
Colours:
Green, grey, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
3