Seq # 700110110

Hypena obsitalis (Hübner, 1813) Species

Last modified: June 13, 2022, 10:36 a.m.

A very rare migrant in Belgium. First observation for our country was at the Flemish coast in 2010.


Family: Erebidae > Subfamily: Hypeninae > Genus: Hypena > Species: Hypena obsitalis
Vernacular names
Dubbelstipsnuituil (NL), Bloxworth Snout (EN), L'Hypène des ponts (FR), Südwestliche Schnabeleule (DE)
First mention in Belgium
Sierens T. 2011. Hypena obsitalis (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), een nieuwe soort voor België. — Phegea 39(2): 52–53. On page 52. view page




Wingspan: 28–36 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

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The second generation overwinters as an adult. They come to light and sugar.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in two generations a year; during July and August and onwards from September till October and after overwintering again during spring.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Parietaria judaica

The larva lives on Parietaria judaica and on Urtica.

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