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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Abundant and widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, Jun-Aug, Aug-Oct.

Forewing: 15-19mm.

Foodplant: Common Nettle.

IMPORTANT - Please note that the maps and accounts are provisional, subject to change and further update.  The whole dataset still needs to go through the final verification process and it is likely that a very small number of records will not satisfy the present requirements and there are other records that have not been formally submitted.  The information is for guidance only.

Record breakdown:

Year first recorded190519731905
Year last recorded201120112011
Number of records558231711798
Number of individuals1122461523678
Unique positions39224832
Unique locations29021622
Adult records488031410388
Immature records102

For the region, we have a total of 11798 records from 622 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.


2477 Snout 02
© Les Hill
2477 Snout 01
© Tom Morris

Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the larva feeding nocturnally on nettle (Urtica dioica). In Dorset, the moth is frequent to common wherever nettles grow. The peak of the second brood is slightly larger on average, than the peak of the first.

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