The Moths of Suffolk
2480 Buttoned Snout, Hypena rostralis, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Notable Nb

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and not uncommon

Habitats : Hedgerows, ditches, outbuildings covered with hop

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-August to mid-June, hibernating over the winter

Larval foodplants : Hop, cultivated Golden Hop

Comments : Recent larval survey (2003) has shown that larvae can be easily found in most parts of the county, with the possible exceptions of the north-west and north-east of the county

Morley's Final Catalogue : Sufficiently broad spread and common, though never in considerable numbers. Bentley Woods, Ipswich sparingly, Monks Soham, Frostenden, Fritton, Gorleston, &c.

Wingspan details : Forewing 13-15mm, Wingspan 27-32mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultSnout, Hypena proboscidalis

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Found at night on Bramble - Ipswich, Suffolk (ix.2004) © N Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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West Stow (12.vii.2003) © A Prichard
Found at night on Bramble - Ipswich, Suffolk (ix.2004) © N Sherman
Beaten from Hops - West Stow, Suffolk (vii.2003) © N Sherman
 
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Found at night on Bramble - Ipswich, Suffolk (ix.2004) © N Sherman
Eye, Suffolk (13.ix.2006) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (19.v.2014) © Neil Sherman
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (30.v.2017) © Paul Kitchener