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1376 ~ Anania hortulata ~ Small Magpie
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and very common or abundant throughout Britain as far north as southern Scotland, less common and more local further north.

Montgomeryshire Status

Very common throughout the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 33-35mm.

Confusion species


None.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Habitat

Wherever foodplant is found.

Foodplant

Common nettle, white horehound, woundwort and mint spp.

Lifestage data

Spinning/leaf roller. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva forms a rolled leaf or a spinning, feeding within. Pupates in a transparent cocoon sometimes in numbers, under bark or in a stem.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 14th July 2008, Llanfyllin