Thursday, 17 February 2011

HYPENINAE...........Beautiful Snout to Small fan foot

2476 Beautiful Snout Hypena crassalis (Fabricius, 1787)
A scarce species in Yorkshire and first recorded at
Hardcastle Craggs 15th June  2002 (PT,IK)The story goes -
Ian Kimber   announced to Paul Talbot over the walkie-talkie "Paul, I've got a
Beautiful Snout!" - Paul replied "Yes, shame about the rest of your face"....
1 adult  at Copley Woods(CS)
1 adult on an  evening walk at Pickwood Scarr landed on AC after being flushed from vegetation. 4th June 2007(AC, PT, SW ,MH )
1 to light at Knott Wood Hebden bridge 2nd July 2010(Bl, AC ,MC)

2477 The Snout Hypena proboscidalis (Linnaeus, 1758)
The first record for this species was in 1927 it is now recorded regularly at light and sugar  between the 5th June and the 5th November with the main emergence in July with 400 + records from this month. Can also be seen in good numbers with a torch around large nettle patches.

2484 Pinion-streaked Snout Schrankia costaestrigalis
This species can easily be mistaken for a pryralid moth and this may be why there are only 24 records for this species .The first in July 2001 at Park Road Elland(PT) Recorded at light and Wine Ropes  between the 21st June and the 11th October. 16 of the 22 records are in July.

First recorded at Kebroyd in 1959 .It  is now recorded at light and sugar throughout the area between 8th June and  21st September .8 at light is the maximum count  on the 12th July 2007 in Todmorden.

2492 Small Fan-foot Herminia grisealis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
First recorded at Kebroyd in 1960 .It is now recorded at light and sugar throughout the area between the 19th May and 21st August. 6 recorded at light is the maximum count on the 7th June 2007 in Todmorden

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