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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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map