The Moths of Suffolk
2477 Snout, Hypena proboscidalis, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and abundant

Habitats : Woodland, fens, heathland, grassland, scrub and gardens - wherever nettles grow

Flight Period : Double-brooded; May to mid-July and August to mid-October

Larval foodplants : Common Nettle

Morley's Final Catalogue : Abundant everywhere, hovering about nettles and at light, from Bentley to Gorieston.

Wingspan details : Forewing 15-19mm, Wingspan 36-42mm


Confusion species
    AdultBloxworth Snout, Hypena obsitalis
Paignton Snout, Hypena obesalis
Buttoned Snout, Hypena rostralis

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Shingle street, Suffolk (22.viii.2009) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Dorset ( © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (29.viii.2009) © A Prichard
Found on Nettle - Pound Farm, Great Glemham, Suffolk (15.ix.2013) © Neil Sherman
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Dunwich, Suffolk (6.ix.2018) © Paul Kitchener