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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nb

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation Aug-Jun, (hibernating)

Forewing: 13-15mm.

Foodplant: Hops.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded20071883
Year last recorded20101883
Number of records21
Number of individuals20
Unique positions21
Unique locations21
Adult records21
Immature records00

For the county, we have a total of 3 records from 3 sites. First recorded in 1883.


72.004 Buttoned Snout 02
© Dave Shenton
72.004 Buttoned Snout 01
© Jim Morgan

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Not recorded since Porritt (1883-86) and then only from Sheffield (VC63). This species has declined over the whole of Britain and is now only found very locally in the South of England (Skinner, 1984).

Argus 54, 2007: One found dead in a cobweb in a window at Spurn was the first in Yorkshire since one in Sheffield in the 1880s.
VC61. Spurn, 1.5.2007 (BRS). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

2012 (CHF): We still have just the two confirmed records of this species.

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