Seq # 700110010

Hypena crassalis (Fabricius, 1787) Species

Last modified: Dec. 27, 2021, 4:11 p.m.

A not so common species throughout Belgium, especially in the Kempen and the southern part.


Family: Erebidae > Subfamily: Hypeninae > Genus: Hypena > Species: Hypena crassalis
Vernacular names
Bosbessnuituil (NL), Beautiful Snout (EN), La Noctuelle épaissie (FR), Heidelbeer-Schnabeleule (DE)
Hypena fontis (Thunberg, 1788)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1844. Énumération des insectes Lépidoptères de la Belgique. — Mémoires de la Société royale des Sciences de Liége 2: 1–35. On page 19. view page




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly from mid May towards late August in one generation a year. They are active from dusk onwards and later come to light and sugar.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Vaccinium myrtillus

The larva lives on Vaccinium myrtillus. Hibernates usually as a pupa in a cocoon among plant debris or just under the ground but sometimes the larva hibernates in the cocoon and pupation take place in spring.

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