Drepanidae: Drepaninae

07501 Scalloped Hook-tip Falcaria lacertinaria, (Linnaeus, 1758)

BF1645 (ABH65.001)


General Information

When at rest, this species holds its wings in an arch over its back, resembling a dried leaf.


Pupates in a cocoon in a folded leaf.

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

Forewing length: 14-18mm.
Foodplant(s): Downy Birch (Betula pubescens), Silver Birch (Betula pendula)
Flying: Two generations, April-June and July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Heathland, woodland and scrub.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
nr. Borovets, Rila Mtns. 11th July 2016. MV trap.
nr. Borovets, Rila Mtns. 11th July 2016. MV trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Beautiful Hook-tip Laspeyria flexula

Larva Type:
Green, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs: