Hypena obsitalis - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, April 2002
Hypena obsitalis Adult


© Robin Howard

Hypena obsitalis (Hübner, 1813)

Bloxworth Snout

Wingspan: 30-36mm

A bivoltine Mediterranean species on the wing throughout the year in certain areas but only an occasional visitor to light and sugar at Las Descargues. A species of dry habitats where nettle is found.

Larvae feed on various small herbaceous plants inhabiting rocky habitats.