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Rescued moth

Observed: 31st January 2012 By: castle-pondcastle-pond’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Buttoned Snout (Hypena rostralis) interacts


castle-pond's picture

we found this moth on the

we found this moth on the surface of our frozen school pond.
He was sliding about on the ice.
We picked him out and set him free!
Hope you can identify him.
From science club.

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Yes, this seems to be

Yes, this seems to be Buttoned Snout, which is quite interesting.

This is quite a rare Nb. (Nationally Scarce B) species and also on the BAP (Biodiversity Action Plan)

Have a look here for more infomation:

Best wishes,


DavidHowdon's picture

Buttoned Snout

This moth 'hibernates' over winter so perhaps should not have been flying around, although we have been having some unusually warm weather this winter and all sorts of odd and out of season things are flying.

As Douglas says the species is Nationally Scarce although there has been some speculation that it has managed to feed on ornamental hops in gardens and so is more common in urban areas than its status suggests.