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Kent Moth Group


Pebble Hook-tip

Drepana falcataria

Family: Drepanidae

RES: 65.005 B&F: 1648

Verification Grade (Adult):

Common and widespread in Kent (there are even records from Sheppey!), this distinctive moth can be found between April and September, mostly in woodland with plenty of Birch (and occasionally Alder), but also in gardens where Birch exists.

Dusky Hook-tip and Scarce Hook-tip can appear similar, but Pebble Hook-tip has a fairly diagnostic, 'pebble-shaped' central forewing spot which often appears to have the peace symbol within it. It also has a purple-ish hue within the hooked tips of the the forewings, which can cause misplaced excitement being directed towards the possibility of Dusky Hook-tip.

Flight Season: April to September

Quick Navigation:

Distribution in Kent

The map below shows the distribution of records of Pebble Hook-tip (Drepana falcataria) 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 Pebble Hook-tip (Drepana falcataria) 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 Pebble Hook-tip (Drepana falcataria) 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 Pebble Hook-tip (Drepana falcataria) 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 Pebble Hook-tip (Drepana falcataria) can be seen on the external pages listed below: