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1645 ~ Scalloped Hook-tip ~ Falcaria lacertinaria
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species only found in the western half of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 34-38mm.

Confusion species

Beautiful Hook-tip.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Mainly in woodland, scrub, heathland, bogs, hedgerows and gardens.

Foodplant

Downy birch and silver birch.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a cocoon in a folded leaf, often found on birch seedlings. Larva June-July and August-September.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PB, 24th July 2011, Morben ISAF