Erebidae : Hypeninae
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Buttoned Snout
Hypena rostralis

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2480 / 72.004

Widespread but local, and usually common.

This Formerly Nationally Scarce moth has increased in population strength and has spread to occupy new sites. Its distribution depends on the presence of a combination of Hop plants and suitable hibernation sites, such as hollow trees, cellars, ice houses and similar places. In Middlesex, garden sheds are most popular.

Recorded in 31 (76%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1900.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
05/10/2023121TQ06 - Shepperton
24/06/2023120SP90 - Berkhamsted
23/06/2023121TQ29 - Barnet / Finchley
21/06/2023120TL42 - Bishop's Stortford (N)
12/06/2023120TL42 - Bishop's Stortford (N)
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VC20 VC21 VC21 VC20
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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
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