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Oak Hook-tip Watsonella binaria

The Oak Hook-tip obviously is a Hook-tip as well. Reaching a maximum wingspan of 35 mm it is just a little smaller than the Pebble Hook-tip. It is less common as well and you won't find them in your garden very often. The larvae live on oak exclusively. Flying in two generations The Oak Hook-tip is seen from May to August, with less specimens in the first three weeks of July. In most literature it is still called Drepana binaria, but the correct scientific name is Watsonella binaria. The Oak Hook-tip is fairly common in most of England and Wales, very rare or not present elsewhere in the British Isles.