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Snout
Hypena proboscidalis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Erebidae: Hypeninae
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Photo © Murray Smith,  26/05/2024 - Lingwood

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Buttoned Snout
Hypena rostralis
Forewing: 15-19mm.
Flight: Two generations June-Aug. Aug-Oct.
Foodplant:   Common Nettle.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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 2024.

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
17/06/20241127TG42Eccles
17/06/2024128TL79Mundford
17/06/2024127TG31Upton
16/06/2024227TG42Eccles
16/06/2024428TF90Watton
16/06/2024127TG31Upton
16/06/2024327TG04Cley next the Sea
16/06/2024128TF51Walpole Highway
16/06/2024227TG11Taverham
16/06/2024128TF62King's Lynn
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