Pebble Hook-tip Drepana falcataria
Pebble Hook-tip Drepana falcataria
Adult • Littleborough, Lancashire • © Ian Kimber

65.005 BF1648
Pebble Hook-tip Drepana falcataria

(Linnaeus, 1758)


Wingspan 27-35 mm.

The largest and commonest of the 'hook-tips', found over most of Britain except on the highest ground, occupying woodland, gardens, heathland and similar habitats.

The adults fly at night from May to June and have a second brood in August.

The larvae feed usually on birch (Betula), but sometimes on alder (Alnus glutinosa)

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