Erebidae: Hypeninae

2477 (ABH72.003) Snout Hypena proboscidalis, (Linnaeus, 1758)

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1st Generation, Great Staughton
1st Generation, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
1st Generation, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
2nd Generation, Great Staughton
2nd Generation, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
2nd Generation, Great Staughton
2nd Generation, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
2nd Generation, Great Staughton
2nd Generation, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

This species is quite variable in colour, but can be easily recognised by its very long upturned palps or 'snout'.

 

Pupates in the leaves of the food plant.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.
Often disturbed during day

Forewing length: 15-19mm.
Foodplant(s): Common Nettle (Urtica dioica)
Flying: Two generations, June-early August and late August-mid October
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland, scrub, hedgerows and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 146 (54.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 26 April to 29 October

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 28 June to 05 July

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Shaded Broad-bar Scotopteryx chenopodiata
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Buttoned Snout Hypena rostralis


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Green, yellow, white, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
4