65.002 (1646) Oak Hook-tip Watsonalla binaria (Hufnagel, 1767)

Status
Resident? Rare.
UK BAP Priority Species.
 
Flight period
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History
Two records, both in August and from Kircudbrightshire; one at Low Camer Wood on 7th August 2008 the other at Creetown on 19th August 2009 are the first for the region. The latter was of a male photographed and establishes the spread northwards of this species.
 
Life cycle
One generation here. Overwinters as a pupa, in a cocoon spun in an oak leaf which is tightly folded. Larvae are present late August and September.
 
Larval foodplants
Pedunculate Oak and Sessile Oak.
 
Identification
The two prominent cross-lines and two dark dots on the orange-brown forewing are quite distinctive.
 
Habitat
Oak woodland, hedgerows and gardens.
 
Recorders' notes
The Oak Hook-tip has no proboscis, so it is never found at sugar or flowers.
 
Quality photo or specimen required for record acceptance.
 
© Kevin Hall, Creetown, 19 August 2009

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