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Kent Moth Group


Oak Hook-tip

Watsonalla binaria

Family: Drepanidae

RES: 65.002 B&F: 1646

Verification Grade (Adult):

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.

Flight Season: Flies in two generation, with the peaks being late May/early June and again in late July/early August.

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Distribution in Kent

The map below shows the distribution of records of Oak Hook-tip (Watsonalla binaria) 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 Oak Hook-tip (Watsonalla binaria) 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 Oak Hook-tip (Watsonalla binaria) 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 Oak Hook-tip (Watsonalla binaria) 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 Oak Hook-tip (Watsonalla binaria) can be seen on the external pages listed below: