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Snout
Hypena proboscidalis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Erebidae: Hypeninae
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Photo © Stephen Youngs,  02/05/2014 - Thompson Common

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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
21/06/2021228TF90 - Watton/Shipdham
19/06/2021227TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
19/06/2021327TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
19/06/2021127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
18/06/2021127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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