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

NOCTUIDAE

Hypeninae

Las Descargues, 19 August 2010
Hypena proboscidalis Adult

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© Robin Howard

Hypena proboscidalis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Snout
La Noctuelle museau

Wingspan: 34-40mm second and third generations smaller than first.

Imago: trivoltine - April to October when it is attracted to light often abundantly so. A species of various habitats it has been recorded at all sites sampled.

Larvae: feeds on common nettle Urtica dioica overwintering as larvae before pupating among leaves of the nettle.

 

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