Erebidae : Hypeninae
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Buttoned Snout
Hypena rostralis

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2480 / 72.004

Morley's Final Catalogue: Sufficiently broad spread and common, though never in considerable numbers. Bentley Woods, Ipswich sparingly, Monks Soham, Frostenden, Fritton, Gorleston, &c.

Recent Suffolk Status: Local. Recent larval survey work found the species at most places where the foodplant, Hops, occurs.

Life history: Single-brooded. Overwinters as an adult. Larvae can be found on Hops in the summer months.

Identification: Slimmer forewings than Snout.

Habitat: Wetlands, river valleys, hedgerows, gardens - anywhere Hops can be found.

Recorded in 51 (88%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/10/2023125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
17/10/2023125TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
02/10/2023125TM03 - East Bergholt
01/10/2023125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
25/09/2023125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 13-15mm.
Flight: One generation Aug - June. (hibernating)
Foodplant:   Hops
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2023. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2023. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2023
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