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Snout
Hypena proboscidalis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Erebidae: Hypeninae
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Photo © Murray Smith,  11/06/2020 - Lingwood

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Buttoned Snout
Hypena rostralis
Forewing: 15-19mm.
Flight: Two generations June-Aug. Aug-Oct.
Foodplant:   Common Nettle.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Status
Easily recognised by its very long upturned palps or 'snout'.
Varies in colour.
Found wherever nettles grow.
Widespread and abundant.

Recorded in 67 (91%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2023.

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
18/11/2023127TG41Filby
28/10/2023127TG42Eccles
23/10/2023127TG13Hempstead
20/10/2023127TG42Eccles
20/10/2023228TF51Walpole Highway
19/10/2023127TG42Eccles
19/10/2023128TM09Great Ellingham
19/10/2023127TG13Hempstead
18/10/2023227TG04Cley next the Sea
17/10/2023127TG23North Walsham
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