Erebidae : Hypeninae
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Buttoned Snout
Hypena rostralis

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2480 / 72.004

A local and uncommon resident in the south of the region.

Prefers dense stands of Hop but also in hedges, along ditches and in scrub.

Overwinters an adult, and also comes to house lights etc but not often light-traps.

Verification Grade Comment: Photo needed away from known sites.

Recorded in 28 (20%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-15mm
Flight: Aug - June (hibernating)
Foodplant:   Hops
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
09/12/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO45
17/10/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO32
26/09/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO65
23/09/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
19/08/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO53

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