Crambidae: Pyraustinae

1376 (ABH63.025) Small Magpie Anania hortulata (=Eurrhypara), (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR06658

 Photo © Peter Bissell
Small Magpie
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

The markings on this species can vary from dark grey to almost black.


Wingspan: 24-28 mm.
Foodplant(s): nettles (Urtica spp.), woundworts (Stachys spp.), Black Horehound (Ballota nigra), bindweeds (Convolvulus spp.)
Flying: One generation, June-July
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 134 (49.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 11 April to 08 September