Drepanidae: Drepaninae

1646 (ABH65.002) Oak Hook-tip Watsonalla binaria, (Hufnagel, 1767)

KR07503

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Whitelye, Gwent
Whitelye, Gwent
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Whitelye Moor, Monmouthshire, July 2008
Whitelye Moor, Monmouthshire, July 2008
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
near Llanbedr, Harlech, N Wales. 30th Aug. 2013
near Llanbedr, Harlech, N Wales. 30th Aug. 2013
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

The pupa is formed in a cocoon in a tightly folded leaf.

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

Forewing length: 13-18mm.
Foodplant(s): Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robur), Sessile Oak (Quercus petraea), Turkey Oak (Quercus laevis)
Flying: Two generations, May-June and July-September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Oak heathland, woodland, fens, grassland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 83 (30.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 20 April to 28 September

Similar Species
Freudenstadt, Germany, August 2012
Freudenstadt, Germany, August 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Barred Hook-tip Watsonalla cultraria


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