Oak Hook-tip

Watsonalla binaria


Species Codes

B&F 1646 RES 65.002

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Species Account

Common and widespread across Kent, this moth can only really be confused with Barred Hook-tip, which differs in having a darker central cross band with usually only one small central forewing spot. On Oak Hook-tip there are usually two forewing spots, one being larger than the other.

Record Verification

Grade 2 adults can be confused with other species, so good quality photographs or possibly a specimen will be required if the recorder is not familiar with the species.

Distribution Map

The map below shows all records of Oak Hook-tip (Watsonalla binaria) 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:


The graph below shows at which time of the year Oak Hook-tip (Watsonalla binaria) can be expected to be recorded in Kent. Use the controls below to filter by VC and time span:

Reporting Rate

The graph below shows how the number of records of Oak Hook-tip (Watsonalla binaria) submitted each year has changed over time. Use the control below to filter by VC:

Photo Gallery

Below is a selection of Oak Hook-tip (Watsonalla binaria) images from Kent. If you would like to contribute any photographs, please email mothsinkent@gmail.com. Click on a photo if you would like to see it larger.

External Links

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