Pebble Hook-tip - Drepana falcataria


Wingspan 27-35 mm. The largest and commonest of the 'Hook-tips'.

Identification difficulty

Woodland and heaths.

When to see it

The adults fly at night from May to June and have a second brood in August.

Life History

The larvae feed usually on Birch but sometimes on Alder.

UK Status

Fairly frequent and found over most of Britain. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.

VC55 Status

Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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