Drepana uncinula, the spiny hook-tip, is a moth in the family Drepanidae. It is part of the Drepana subgenus Watsonalla.[1] It is found in France, Spain, Portugal, Italy and the western and southern part of the Balkan Peninsula. It was first described by Moritz Balthasar Borkhausen in 1790.[2]

Drepana uncinula
Watsonalla uncinula. Spiny Hook-tip. Drepanidae (26462658825).jpg
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D. uncinula
Binomial name
Drepana uncinula
(Borkhausen, 1790)
Synonyms
  • Phalaena uncinula Borkhausen, 1790
  • Drepana oranaria Strand, 1911

The wingspan is 18–30 mm for males and 25–35 mm for females. There are three generations per year, with adults on wing from April to the end of September.

The larvae feed on Quercus species, including Quercus ilex.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Savela, Markku. "Drepana uncinula (Borkhausen, 1790)". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved August 5, 2018.
  2. ^ Fauna Europaea
  3. ^ LOT Moths and Butterflies

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