Oak Hook-tip

Watsonalla binaria


Wing-span 18 to 30mm. The wings are a pale, warm brown with two thin, yellowish lines running across them and two dark spots near the front of the fore-wing, between the two lines.


Woodland, woodland edge, grassland and parkland. The foodplant is Oak.

Status and distribution

Fairly common and widespread through much of England, less so towards the west of Wales and almost absent from Scotland. Fairly common in Nottinghamshire and recorded once at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

May to August.