Eurrhypara hortulata - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, 31 May 2009
Eurrhypara hortulata Adult


© Robin Howard

Eurrhypara hortulata (Linnaeus, 1758)

Small Magpie

Wingspan: 33-35mm

Imago: Bivoltine flying from May to September when it is attracted to light and has been recorded from Las Descargues and most habitats in the immediate area.

Larva: Feeds on Urtica, Stachys, Mentha spp. Hibernates through the winter in a thin cocoon under loose bark before pupating in early spring.