Erebidae : Hypeninae
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Buttoned Snout
Hypena rostralis

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2480 / 72.004
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Yorkshire Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Not recorded since Porritt (1883-86) and then only from Sheffield (VC63). This species has declined over the whole of Britain and is now only found very locally in the South of England (Skinner, 1984).

Argus 54, 2007: One found dead in a cobweb in a window at Spurn was the first in Yorkshire since one in Sheffield in the 1880s.

VC61. Spurn, 1.5.2007 (BRS). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

2012 (CHF): We still have just the two confirmed records of this species.

Recorded in 2 (1%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2007.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 13-15mm
Flight: Aug - June (hibernating)
Foodplant:   Wild Hop
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/05/2007161TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
01/01/1883 to 31/12/1886+63SK38 - Sheffield
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