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Snout
Hypena proboscidalis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Erebidae: Hypeninae
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Photo © Steve Wakeham,  24/08/2016 - Shimpling

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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 (91%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/10/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
09/10/2021227TG00 - Runhall/Barnham Broom
09/10/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
09/10/2021227TG20 - Norwich
09/10/2021127TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
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