Beautiful Snout - Hypena crassalis
Wingspan 25-30 mm.
Occurring in woodland and peat bogs.
The adults fly from dusk onwards in June and July, and are attracted to light.
The main foodplant of the larvae is bilberry.
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.
It appears to be uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland, where there are few records. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded).
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015