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Kent Moth Group


Scalloped Hook-tip

Falcaria lacertinaria

Family: Drepanidae

RES: 65.001 B&F: 1645

Verification Grade (Adult):

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.

Flight Season: Flies in two generations, from April to June and then again in July & August

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Distribution in Kent

The map below shows the distribution of records of Scalloped Hook-tip (Falcaria lacertinaria) 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 Scalloped Hook-tip (Falcaria lacertinaria) 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 Scalloped Hook-tip (Falcaria lacertinaria) 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 Scalloped Hook-tip (Falcaria lacertinaria) 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 Scalloped Hook-tip (Falcaria lacertinaria) can be seen on the external pages listed below: