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Beautiful Snout
Hypena crassalis (Fabricius, 1787)
Erebidae: Hypeninae
2476 / 72.007
Photo © Dave Emley

Similar West Midlands Species: None
Forewing: 14-16mm
Flight: May - August
Foodplant:   Bilberry
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

Fairly common but local.

A species of heathy woodland with Bilberry understorey. Can occur some distance from know sites.

Overwinters as a pupa. Adults rest by day among their foodplant and can be easily disturbed. Come to light later.

Verification Grade Comment: Photo needed away from known sites.

Recorded in 46 (33%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1900.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
25/06/2020136SO47 - Leintwardine/Mortimer Forest
24/06/2020136SO36 - Titley & Birtley
23/06/2020239SO98 - Dudley/Saltwells Wood
22/06/2020139SO98 - Dudley/Saltwells Wood
17/06/2020139SJ85 - Biddulph/Kidsgrove
Further info: Hypena crassalis
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