Beautiful Snout - Hypena crassalis


    Wingspan 25-30 mm.

    Identification difficulty

    Occurring in woodland and peat bogs.

    When to see it

    The adults fly from dusk onwards in June and July, and are attracted to light.

    Life History

    The main foodplant of the larvae is bilberry.

    UK Status

    This species is locally distributed in the south and west of England, and in Wales and southern Ireland. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as local.

    VC55 Status

    It appears to be uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland, where there are few records. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded).

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map