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Bloxworth Snout (Hypena obsitalis) A very rare find indeed in most of the UK with just 10 previous records on NBN, all in the south west of England where there is thought to be a recently established small resident population.<br />
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This is a moth which seem reliuctant to be drawn to light.<br />
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This are two forms of the moth, the other (not shown here) being considerably greyer in tone. Both have a forewing length of approx. 16mm<br />
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Two broods are produced each year. The first flies between September and June the following year, hibernating over the coldest months. <br />
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The second brood appears on the wing in July and August.<br />
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Larval foodplants are recorded as being Pellitory of the Wall and Common Nettle Bloxworth Snout,Geotagged,Hypena obsitalis,National Moth Week 2022,Summer,United Kingdom,moth week 2022 Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Bloxworth Snout (Hypena obsitalis)

A very rare find indeed in most of the UK with just 10 previous records on NBN, all in the south west of England where there is thought to be a recently established small resident population.

This is a moth which seem reliuctant to be drawn to light.

This are two forms of the moth, the other (not shown here) being considerably greyer in tone. Both have a forewing length of approx. 16mm

Two broods are produced each year. The first flies between September and June the following year, hibernating over the coldest months.

The second brood appears on the wing in July and August.

Larval foodplants are recorded as being Pellitory of the Wall and Common Nettle

    comments (4)

  1. A nice submission during our moth week 2022! Should you have more moths in the archive not shared yet, they are most welcome! Posted 21 days ago
    1. OMG!
      I have LOADS!
      Posted 20 days ago
      1. Send it mate! Posted 20 days ago
        1. First one done......:-) Posted 20 days ago

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The Bloxworth Snout is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found in the Mediterranean Basin including North Africa and in the Near East and Middle East, south up to the Sahara. Further North it is a migrant which occasionally establishes.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Philip Booker
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Uploaded Jul 28, 2022. Captured Jul 26, 2022 00:41 in 33 Crespin Way, Brighton BN1 7FG, UK.
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  • f/4.0
  • 1/100s
  • ISO400
  • 143.15mm