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1648 ~ Pebble Hook-tip ~ Drepana falcataria
UK Status

Resident. Common S,C.

Montgomeryshire Status

A common and widespread species found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 36-40mm.

Confusion species

Dusky Hook-tip, Scarce Hook-tip.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Woodland and heathland and other habitats with birch or alder.

Foodplant

Downy birch, silver birch and alder.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in a cocoon in a folded leaf. Larva late June-late July and September.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 21st May 2008, Commins Coch

Photo by MDH, 5th May 2011, Llanfyllin

Photo by PRW, 14th July 2012, Commins Coch
Pic shows pale form.