Erebidae : Hypeninae
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Beautiful Snout
Hypena crassalis

(Fabricius, 1787) 2476 / 72.007

Fairly common but local.

A species of heathy woodland with Bilberry understorey. Can occur some distance from know sites.

Overwinters as a pupa. Adults rest by day among their foodplant and can be easily disturbed. Come to light later.

Verification Grade Comment: Photo needed away from known sites.

Recorded in 45 (32%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1900.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-16mm
Flight: May - August
Foodplant:   Bilberry
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
19/07/20191VC40 - ShropshireSJ60
12/07/20191VC40 - ShropshireSJ43
10/07/20193VC36 - HerefordshireSO36
05/07/20193VC40 - ShropshireSJ60
05/07/20191VC40 - ShropshireSJ60

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