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Kent Moth Group


Scarce Hook-tip

Sabra harpagula

Family: Drepanidae

RES: 65.006 B&F: 1650

Verification Grade (Adult):

New to Kent prize still up for grabs on this species! Currently only found in the Wye Valley (Gloucs/Monmouthshire borders - not Wye in Kent). It has also been recorded as a suspected migrant in Sussex and Jersey.

A distinctive species with a more deeply hooked tip than the other Hook-tips and has an additional protrusion halfway along the forewing making almost a 'double' Hook-tip. In addition to this, it has diagnostic lilac and black markings in the hook of the wing tips.

© Dave Shenton

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The graph below shows at which time of the year Scarce Hook-tip (Sabra harpagula) 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 Scarce Hook-tip (Sabra harpagula) 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 Scarce Hook-tip (Sabra harpagula) 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 Scarce Hook-tip (Sabra harpagula) can be seen on the external pages listed below: