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Beautiful Snout

Hypena crassalis

Description:

The Beautiful Snout (Hypena crassalis) is a moth of the family Noctuoidea. It is found in Europe. The wingspan is 25–30 mm. The length of the forewings is 14–16 mm. The moth flies in one generation from mid May to August[1]. The larvae feed on vaccinium.

Habitat:

Occurring in woodland and peat-bogs, this species is locally distributed in the south and west of England, and in Wales and southern Ireland.

Notes:

YES! The first moth I have seen in over a week in Ireland. Too cold and wet: they are all hiding!

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Beautiful Snout Moth
Hypena crassalis Beautiful Snout Hypena crassalis - UKMoths


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1 Comment

pamsai
pamsai 9 years ago

thank you Nina for IDing this beautiful moth. Funny name, though!

pamsai
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Ireland

Spotted on Jun 26, 2012
Submitted on Jun 26, 2012

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