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2473 ~ Beautiful Hook-tip ~ Laspeyria flexula
UK Status

Resident. Local S,WC.

Montgomeryshire Status

A locally common species, that is recorded mainly in the eastern side of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 28-36mm.

Confusion species

Scalloped Hook-tip and Lesser Belle.

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Woodland, hedgerows, parks, scrub, orchards and gardens.


Lichens growing on twigs and branches of broadleaf and coniferous trees.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a small larva. Larva August-late May. Pupates in a strong cocoon formed on a twig or branch of the foodplant.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 8th July 2010, Llanfyllin