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Beautiful Snout
Hypena crassalis

(Fabricius, 1787) 72.007

Well established very locally on heathland in Berkshire. Recent records from elsewhere, including places from where the foodplant is absent, indicate dispersing individuals. This tendency has been seen in other areas, and the species is increasing nationally.

Recorded in 25 (32%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1974.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Bilberry
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
15/07/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU86
08/07/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSU88
28/06/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSU98
22/07/20211VC22 - BerkshireSU96
10/07/20211VC22 - BerkshireSP40

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