Species Account

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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, May-Jun, Jul-Sep.

Forewing: 13-18mm.

Foodplant: Pedunculate Oak. Sessile Oak and Turkey Oak.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19291930196819561983
Year last recorded20142014201420142011
Number of records15813322623143
Number of individuals14514624032544
Unique positions524659708
Unique locations504661738
Adult records15212921622043
Immature records01000

For the county, we have a total of 791 records from 238 sites. First recorded in 1929.


65.002 Oak Hook-tip 04
© Andy Nunn
65.002 Oak Hook-tip 03
© Dave Shenton
65.002 Oak Hook-tip 01
© Ian Andrews
65.002 Oak Hook-tip 02
© Damian Money

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Previously fairly rare, this species has recently become much more frequent in Yorkshire and although still local, there are recent records from all five vice-counties.

2012 (CHF): Fairly widespread in oak woodland in lowland areas of the county but numbers have fallen significantly in the last ten years with the decline most marked in the east. There were only 19 records in 2011.

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