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Hypena crassalis (Fabricius, 1787)

Beautiful Snout
72.0070 (B&F: 2476)

Synonym(s):
Hypena frontis (Thunberg, 1788)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
    »Family: Erebidae
      »Subfamily: Hypeninae
        »Tribe: Scoliopterygini

A resident species with suspected occasional immigrants. Usually occurs singly or sparingly at mv light in a wide range of habitats, although sometimes fairly common in woodland clearings and on heathery commons. Well distributed away from the chalk but extremely local and very irregular in numbers. Single-brooded, flying mainly from mid-June to early August. Larvae feed on bilberry and heather, and probably other as yet undetermined foodplants. (Pratt, 2011)

Hypena crassalis (Fabricius, 1787)
Etchingham, 01 vii 2017
Photo: Caroline Moore
Hypena crassalis (Fabricius, 1787)
Nr. Battle, 17 vi 2018
Photo: Mark Donnellan
Hypena crassalis (Fabricius, 1787)
Woolbeding Common, 06 vi 2014
Photo: Dave and Penny Green
Hypena crassalis (Fabricius, 1787)
Woolbeeding Common, 06 vi 2014
Photo: Dave Green
Hypena crassalis (Fabricius, 1787)
Leechpool & Owlbeech Woods, 26 vii 2005
Photo: Sam Bayley

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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