Drepanidae: Drepaninae

07503 Oak Hook-tip Watsonalla binaria, (Hufnagel, 1767)

BF1646 (ABH65.002)


General Information

The pupa is formed in a cocoon in a tightly folded leaf.

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

Forewing length: 13-18mm.
Foodplant(s): Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robur), Sessile Oak (Quercus petraea), Turkey Oak (Quercus laevis)
Flying: Two generations, May-June and July-September
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Oak heathland, woodland, fens, grassland.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Western Stara Planina, Serbia, 10th June 2016.
Western Stara Planina, Serbia, 10th June 2016.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Barred Hook-tip Watsonalla cultraria

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