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Buttoned Snout
Hypena rostralis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Erebidae: Hypeninae
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Photo © Angela Arkell,  11/06/2013 - mousehold

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Snout
Hypena proboscidalis
Forewing: 13-15mm.
Flight: One generation Aug - June. (hibernating)
Foodplant:   Hops.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Local.
A species whose distribution is now largely restricted to south-east England, considered to be widespread and relatively common in Norfolk.
Hedgerows, woodland fringes and ditches.
Formerly more widespread.

Larvae are found best where hop climbs to form aerial foliage which is in numerous wetlands of Norfolk.

Recorded in 49 (71%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/02/2021128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
15/12/2020128TM09 - Attleborough
15/09/2020127TG20 - Norwich
08/09/2020127TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
18/07/2020127TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
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