Hypena proboscidalis

Irish status: Widespread and Common

The Snout - quite common in Ireland and the UK. In Europe it's range can be as north as the Arctic Circle, and in the east as far as India. It has a wingspan of around 25-38 mm. They fly in two generations from May to September. The main foodplant is nettle. Easily recognised by the long snout hence the name. It is a night flying moth which is rarely seen during the day. They are attracted to light. Photographed in Co. Leitrim.

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