Drepanidae: Drepaninae

1645 (ABH65.001) Scalloped Hook-tip Falcaria lacertinaria, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR07501

 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Scalloped Hook-tip
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Old Weston
Old Weston
 Photo © Kevin Royles
Holme Fen, July 2011
Holme Fen, July 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Storrington, West Sussex, 8th July 2017. MV trap..
Storrington, West Sussex, 8th July 2017. MV trap..
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Whitelye, Gwent
Whitelye, Gwent
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Whitelye, Monmouthshire. Larva ex ova Whitelye 29-07-2018. 3rd instar.
Whitelye, Monmouthshire. Larva ex ova Whitelye 29-07-2018. 3rd instar.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Whitelye, Monmouthshire. Larva ex ova Whitelye 29-07-2018. 4th instar.
Whitelye, Monmouthshire. Larva ex ova Whitelye 29-07-2018. 4th instar.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Whitelye, Monmouthshire. Larva ex ova Whitelye 29-07-2018. 4th instar
Whitelye, Monmouthshire. Larva ex ova Whitelye 29-07-2018. 4th instar
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Whitelye, Monmouthshire. Larva ex ova Whitelye 29-07-2018. final instar.
Whitelye, Monmouthshire. Larva ex ova Whitelye 29-07-2018. final instar.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Whitelye, Monmouthshire. Larva ex ova Whitelye 29-07-2018. final instar.
Whitelye, Monmouthshire. Larva ex ova Whitelye 29-07-2018. final instar.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Whitelye, Monmouthshire. Larva ex ova Whitelye 29-07-2018. final instar.
Whitelye, Monmouthshire. Larva ex ova Whitelye 29-07-2018. final instar.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Whitelye, Monmouthshire. Larva ex ova Whitelye 29-07-2018. final instar.
Whitelye, Monmouthshire. Larva ex ova Whitelye 29-07-2018. final instar.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

When at rest, this species holds its wings in an arch over its back, resembling a dried leaf.

 

Pupates in a cocoon in a folded leaf.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 14-18mm.
Foodplant(s): Downy Birch (Betula pubescens), Silver Birch (Betula pendula)
Flying: Two generations, April-June and July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Heathland, woodland and scrub.

Regional Information

Recorded in 31 (11.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 05 April to 21 August

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Beautiful Hook-tip Laspeyria flexula


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Green, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs:
4