Noctuidae: Hypeninae

08994 Snout Hypena proboscidalis, (Linnaeus, 1758)

BF2477 (ABH72.003)


General Information

This species is quite variable in colour, but can be easily recognised by its very long upturned palps or 'snout'.


Pupates in the leaves of the food plant.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.
Often disturbed during day

Forewing length: 15-19mm.
Foodplant(s): Common Nettle (Urtica dioica)
Flying: Two generations, June-early August and late August-mid October
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Woodland, scrub, hedgerows and gardens.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

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Arda valley, Eastern Rhodopi Mtns., 15th June 2013.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
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Larva Type:
Green, yellow, white, black
No. of Proleg Pairs: