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Buttoned Snout
Hypena rostralis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Erebidae: Hypeninae
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Hypena proboscidalis
Forewing: 13-15mm.
Flight: One generation Aug - June. (hibernating)
Foodplant:   Hops.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
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 50 (72%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/07/2020127TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
17/07/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
20/06/2020+28TF93 - Fakenham/Walsingham
14/06/2020127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
12/06/2020127TG14 - Sheringham
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