Scalloped Hook-tip

Falcaria lacertinaria


Species Codes

B&F 1645 RES 65.001

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Species Account

Common and widespread throughout Kent.

A species with a unique, tentiform resting posture, giving the appearance of dead leaf. The only similar species would be Beautiful Hook-tip, which tends to rest with wings flat, and has a smooth outer edge to the forewing with only two projections. The Scalloped Hook-tip has, as its name suggests, a heavily scalloped outer edge to the forewing.

Record Verification

Grade 1 adults are generally distinctive and unlikely to be confused with other species, but records outside documented range or flight period may require photos.

Distribution Map

The map below shows all records of Scalloped Hook-tip (Falcaria lacertinaria) in the Kent database. If you've got a dot to add, please submit your records to us. Use the control below to filter by time span:


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Reporting Rate

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Photo Gallery

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