Buttoned Snout

Hypena rostralis


Wingspan 27 to 32mm. A very variable moth with marks like button-holes on its forewings. The distal half of the forewing is often paler than the rest of the wing.


Often in river valleys. The larval foodplant is the hop. They hibernate as adults, sometimes inside buildings.

Status and distribution

Nationally Scarce B. They are mainly restricted to the south east of England. Rare in Nottinghamshire and recorded once at Netherfield Lagoons, two hibernating individuals.

Best time to see

April to May - August to October.