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Watsonalla cultraria
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Oak Hook-tip
Watsonalla binaria

(Hufnagel, 1767) 1646 / 65.002

Davey, P., 2009: A species found in England and Wales, the larva feeding on oak (Quercus spp). In Dorset, the moth occurs wherever old oaks grow in parks, hedgerows, fields and woods. The moth tends to be absent from coastal localities due to the lack of deciduous oak trees, but it is common at Durlston where it probably feeds on the dominant tree there, evergreen oak (Quercus ilex), a species that is resistant to salt spray. The peak of the second brood is on average, three times larger than... Read More

Recorded in 37 (93%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-18mm
Flight: Two Generations. May-June, July - September
Foodplant:   Pedunculate, Sessile and Turkey Oaks
Red List: Vulnerable (VU)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
21/09/201919SY79 Puddletown
16/09/201919ST60 Cerne Abbas
16/09/201929SY99 Lytchett Matravers
16/09/201919SY99 Lytchett Matravers
15/09/201919ST60 Cerne Abbas

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