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Hypena proboscidalis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Erebidae: Hypeninae
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Photo © Stephen Youngs,  21/04/2017 - Pedders Way

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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
23/09/20212027TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
22/09/2021228TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
22/09/2021328TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
22/09/2021628TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
22/09/2021128TF90 - Watton/Shipdham
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