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Kent Moth Group


Dusky Hook-tip

Drepana curvatula

Family: Drepanidae

RES: 65.004 B&F: 1649

Verification Grade (Adult):

Previously a scare migrant to Kent recorded primarily along the coast from Dungeness to Margate, this species is now established in at least one small colony in Kent. This moth was first recorded in the UK in Dover in 1960.

When this moth presents in a fine purple sheen it is not easily confused, but can often appear less distinctive and easily confused with Pebble Hook-tip and even Scarce Hook-tip. It is best told by the small central forewing spots and the dark, complete cross line on the hindwing.

© Antony Wren

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Distribution in Kent

The map below shows the distribution of records of Dusky Hook-tip (Drepana curvatula) within Kent. Use the control below to show data for a certain time period. If you've got a dot to add, please submit your records to us. Click here for more information on how to submit data.

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The graph below shows at which time of the year Dusky Hook-tip (Drepana curvatula) can be expected to be recorded in Kent. Hover over the graph to see exact figures for each period of the year, and use the controls below to filter by VC and time span:

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Photo Gallery

Below is a gallery of Dusky Hook-tip (Drepana curvatula) images from Kent. If you would like to contribute any photographs, please email

Reporting Rate

The graph below shows how the number of records submitted Dusky Hook-tip (Drepana curvatula) to the Kent database has varied since 1950. Hover over the graph to see exact figures for each year, and use the control below to filter by a certain VC.

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External Links

More information about Dusky Hook-tip (Drepana curvatula) can be seen on the external pages listed below: