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Snout
Hypena proboscidalis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Erebidae: Hypeninae
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Photo © Susie Turner,  03.09.2012 TG10

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

Recorded in 67 (97%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/08/2021128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
31/07/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
31/07/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
31/07/2021127TG20 - Norwich
31/07/2021127TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
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