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Buttoned Snout
Hypena rostralis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Erebidae: Hypeninae
2480 / 72.004
Photo © Mick Saunt,  Attleborough 05/05/2018

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Hypena proboscidalis
Forewing: 13-15mm.
Season: 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 48 (70%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/09/2019127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
15/09/2019128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
09/09/2019127TG14 - Sheringham
30/08/2019328TF70 - Beachamwell/Oxborough
13/07/2019+27TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
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