Erebidae : Hypeninae
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Bloxworth Snout
Hypena obsitalis

(Hübner, [1813]) 2478 / 72.006

Morley's Final Catalogue: Not noted from the County in Morley's time.

Recent Suffolk status: Rare migrant and possible scarce resident. Until recently, all records were from the south-east of the county and were thought to be migrants. More regular records in the last few years from the Lowestoft and Felixstowe areas could indicate residency at these locations.

Life history: Two generations per year; flying in summer and again in the autumn. The second brood hibernates as adults and can be found in out-buildings, sheds etc.

Identification: The irregular cross-line is distinctive.

Habitat: Coastal areas, gardens.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 5 (9%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2016.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
20/02/2024125TM59 - Lowestoft
18/12/2023125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
28/11/2023125TM59 - Lowestoft
14/11/2023125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
08/11/2023225TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
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Foodplant:   Pellitory-of-the-wall
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce / Immigrant
Former Status: Migrant / Resident
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2024. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024
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