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2477 ~ Snout ~ Hypena proboscidalis
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A common species, found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 36-42mm.

Confusion species

Bloxworth Snout and Paignton Snout.

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


A wide range of habitats wherever the foodplant grows.


Common nettle.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a larva. Larva August-May and July-August, feeding at night. Pupates in a cocoon formed amongst the leaves of the foodplant.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 14th July 2008, Llanfyllin