Erebidae : Hypeninae
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Beautiful Snout
Hypena crassalis

(Fabricius, 1787) 2476 / 72.007

Norfolk status
Locally distributed in the south and west of England, Wales and in southern Ireland.

First Norfolk record of the species, a presumed wanderer, recorded at Cawston (VC27) 5th Aug 2001 (John Sutton).
Second Norfolk record from Hunstanton (VC28) on 20th May 2011 (Keith & Joan Fox).

The foodplant (Bilberry) does not naturally occur in East Anglia, although it is now being commercially farmed in the region.
The species is also reported to feed on Heather on the Continent, although some regard alternative foodplants as doubtful.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 3 (4%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2001.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
17/07/2020127TG01Lyng / Sparham
20/05/2011128TF64Hunstanton
05/08/2001127TG12Cawston Park
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Forewing: 14-16mm.
Flight: One generation May-Aug.
Foodplant:   Bilberry (possibly Heather)
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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