Drepanidae: Drepaninae

1648 (ABH65.005) Pebble Hook-tip Drepana falcataria, (Linnaeus, 1758)

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 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Pebble Hook-tip
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Whitelye Moor, Gwent
Whitelye Moor, Gwent
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Storrington, W. Sussex. 20th April 2018. Light trap.
Storrington, W. Sussex. 20th April 2018. Light trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
ex. ova, Holme Fen, August 2011
ex. ova, Holme Fen, August 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
ex. ova, Holme Fen, August 2011
ex. ova, Holme Fen, August 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Early instar, ex. ova, Holme Fen, August 2011
Early instar, ex. ova, Holme Fen, August 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
ex. ova, Holme Fen, September 2011
ex. ova, Holme Fen, September 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
ex. ova, Holme Fen, September 2011
ex. ova, Holme Fen, September 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
ex. ova, Holme Fen, September 2011
ex. ova, Holme Fen, September 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell


General Information

The pupa is formed in a cocoon between leaves.

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

Forewing length: 17-21mm.
Foodplant(s): Downy Birch (Betula pubescens), Silver Birch (Betula pendula), Alder (Alnus glutinosa)
Flying: Two generations, April-June and July-September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland, heathland, birch scrub and alder carr.

Regional Information

Recorded in 72 (26.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in April 2020

Recorded date range (Adult): 09 April to 12 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 04 June to 30 September

Similar Species
Dusky Hook-tip Drepana curvatula


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Blue, green, brown, grey, yellow
No. of Proleg Pairs:
4