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72.007 (BF2476)

Beautiful Snout   

Hypena crassalis
Adult: 1
The northward spread of this rare species resulted in the first record in 2015, followed by two more in 2017.


Unmistakable. Because of its rarity status a quality picture or specimen required for record acceptance.

Life cycle

Overwinters as a pupa just under the ground or in plant debris. Larva are present from mid-July to late September.

Larval foodplants



Open woodland but also moorland and heathland.

Stragglers can be noted away from usual breeding areas.

25 record(s) from 7 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2022 2021

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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