Erebidae : Hypeninae
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Buttoned Snout
Hypena rostralis

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2480 / 72.004

Davey, P., 2009: A local and since the 1950s, declining species that was previously widespread across southern England, now mainly restricted to and sparsely spread across south-east England, the larva feeding on hop (Humulus lupulus). The moth is most often encountered hibernating inside houses or outbuildings between September and May, but it occasionally visits low-wattage light traps. In Dorset, the moth is local but often common where it occurs, and colonises hop-rich river valleys and... Read More

Recorded in 15 (38%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1885.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-15mm
Flight: 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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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
26/07/2019+9SZ07 Swanage
21/05/201919ST60 Cerne Abbas
02/07/201519SZ09 Poole
31/10/201419SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks
04/12/201319ST80 Blandford

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