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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

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

Forewing: 12-17mm.

Foodplant: Beech.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19912007199120042009
Year last recorded20132010201320142009
Number of records822181
Number of individuals10622581
Unique positions521481
Unique locations521581
Adult records822181
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 40 records from 31 sites. First recorded in 1991.


65.003 Barred Hook-tip 04
© Colin Duke (C) All Rights Reserved 2019
65.003 Barred Hook-tip 03
© Andy Nunn
65.003 Barred Hook-tip 02
© Ian Marshall, 3 Aug 2013
65.003 Barred Hook-tip 01
© Charles Fletcher, 26 Aug 2009

Species Account

Beaumont, 2002:
VC61. South Cave, an amazing 74 were recorded 22.5-2.9.1991, 26 between 29.7-21.8.1992 reducing to singles on 8 and 19.8.1995 (DBC). NEW COUNTY RECORD.

VC63. Edlington Wood, 9.8.1991; West Melton, 22.8.1995 (HEB); Anston Stones Wood, 29.5.1995, 1.9.2000; Hooton Cliff, two flying by day 1.5.1999, 27.8.1999; Wombwell Wood, flying by day 13.5.1999 (HEB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC64. Bishop Monkton, 29.5.2004 det. JCW (D&DB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 54, 2007: First recorded in the county in 1991. Still very local but slowly moving north.
VC62. Kilburn, 24.5.2007 (JD). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 58, 2009: Still at a very low density in the county with no records from its old haunts in VC63. We do however now have records from all five VCs.
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 26.8.2009 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

2012 (CHF): Since 2002 this species has spread further north with records in VC64 (2004), VC62 (2007) and VC65 (2009) but curiously the spread in range has coincided with a reduction in numbers and there were none reported in 2011. Perhaps few people are trapping in beech woods.

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