Drepanidae: Drepaninae

1647 (ABH65.003) Barred Hook-tip Watsonalla cultraria, (Fabricius, 1775)

KR07505

Freudenstadt, Germany, August 2012
Freudenstadt, Germany, August 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Freudenstadt, Germany, August 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Freudenstadt, Germany, August 2012
Freudenstadt, Germany, August 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Freudenstadt, Germany, August 2012
Freudenstadt, Germany, August 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Whitelye, Monmouthshire. Female.
Whitelye, Monmouthshire. Female.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Whiteleye, Monmouthshire. Male
Whiteleye, Monmouthshire. Male
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Whitelye, Monmouthshire. Male.
Whitelye, Monmouthshire. Male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Whitelye, Monmouthshire. Male.
Whitelye, Monmouthshire. Male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Whitelye, Gwent
Whitelye, Gwent
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Whitelye, Gwent
Whitelye, Gwent
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in a white cocoon in a curled leaf or between two leaves.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.
Flies during the day

Forewing length: 12-17mm.
Foodplant(s): Beech (Fagus sylvatica)
Flying: Two generations, May-June and July-September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Beech woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 6 (2.2%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2011

Recorded date range (Adult): 17 May to 14 July

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Oak Hook-tip Watsonalla binaria

Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Green, grey
No. of Proleg Pairs:
4