Irish moths

Small Magpie, Eurrhypara hortulata

Family: Crambidae        Sub-family: Pyraustinae

1376     *     Small Magpie     *     Eurrhypara hortulata

Widespread, less common in north
Wingspan: 24-28mm

Flight time: June-mid August

Food plant: Mainly Nettles, also Woundworts, Mints and Bindweed.
Larvae feed in spun or rolled leaves August-September.

Similar: 1884 The Magpie

Photographs: Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. 2010

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