Erebidae : Hypeninae
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Buttoned Snout
Hypena rostralis

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2480 / 72.004

A local and uncommon resident in Herefordshire and a single record from Shropshire.

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 23 (16%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-15mm
Flight: Aug - June (hibernating)
Foodplant:   Hops
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
18/12/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO65
14/09/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
13/09/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO73
26/06/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO54
19/06/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO44

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